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TITLE
The Five Sisters at Loch Duich
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0757
PLACENAME
Loch Duich
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32676
KEYWORDS
postcards
Five Sisters
legend
folklore
Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid
Glen Shiel
Sgurr Moraich
Sgurr nan Saighread
Sgurr Phuran
Sgurr na Carnach
Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe
munros
mountains
lochs
The Five Sisters at Loch Duich

This postcard shows a view of the peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' at Loch Duich in Ross-shire. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains.

The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m)

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The Five Sisters at Loch Duich

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s; 1930s

postcards; Five Sisters; legend; folklore; Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid; Glen Shiel; Sgurr Moraich; Sgurr nan Saighread; Sgurr Phuran; Sgurr na Carnach; Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe; munros; mountains; lochs

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of the peaks known as 'The Five Sisters' at Loch Duich in Ross-shire. Legend relates that two Irish Princes washed ashore during a storm, fell in love with two of the seven daughters of the King of Kintail. Having promised to send their five brothers for the remaining sisters, the Princes married the two youngest Princesses and returned to Ireland. The five sisters waited in vain, and eventually asked the Grey Magician of Coire Dhunnaid to extend their vigil beyond life itself, whereupon he turned them into mountains.<br /> <br /> The mountains rise above Glen Shiel at the head of Loch Duich and are called Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m), Sgurr na Carnach (1002m) and Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe (1027m)