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TITLE
Invershiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3962
PLACENAME
Invershiel
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
35795
KEYWORDS
mountains
lochs
Invershiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail

Invershiel and the Kintail Lodge Hotel nestle at the foot of Sgurr an t-Searraich (576m), on the shores of Loch Duich, as seen from Ratagan. The peaks behind are four of the Five Sisters of Kintail - Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m) and Sgurr na Carnach (1002m).

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 five peaks are part of a ridge some 8 km (5 miles) long which rises steeply above Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). The distinct peaks are a well known landmark in the area and a popular hillwalking expedition. Three of the Five Sisters are classified as full Munros, while the other two are described as subsidiary Munro tops.

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Invershiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail

ROSS: Lochalsh

1970s

mountains; lochs

Highland Libraries

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Invershiel and the Kintail Lodge Hotel nestle at the foot of Sgurr an t-Searraich (576m), on the shores of Loch Duich, as seen from Ratagan. The peaks behind are four of the Five Sisters of Kintail - Sgurr na Mòraich (876m), Sgurr nan Saighead (929m), Sgurr Fhuaran (1068m) and Sgurr na Carnach (1002m). <br /> <br /> 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 five peaks are part of a ridge some 8 km (5 miles) long which rises steeply above Glen Shiel to a maximum height of 1,067 metres (3,501 feet). The distinct peaks are a well known landmark in the area and a popular hillwalking expedition. Three of the Five Sisters are classified as full Munros, while the other two are described as subsidiary Munro tops.