Kilchoan, eccles., Lochalsh

Grid reference

NG 829 272 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

182900 827200

Latitude

57.28391830881393

Longitude

-5.602593488011419

Altitude (metres)

10

County

Ross-shire

Nearby places

Lochalsh, parish, aka Kilchoan (0 miles)

Loch Anna, Lochalsh (3.22 miles)

Castle Donnan, Lochalsh (3.29 miles)

Eilean Donnan, Lochalsh (3.29 miles)

St Duthac's, RC chapel, Kintail (3.42 miles)

Object Classification

Antiquity

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

Watson 1926, 281: 'He (Comhghain) is the patron of Loch Alsh in Wester Ross, where he is said to have come from Ireland with Kentigerna and Fillan'. The church waas erected in 1641, repaired in 1766, at the site of a fifteenth-century church (NMRS). The Aberdeen Breviary (1510) states that Comg√°n settled at a place which is called Lochalsh in northern Argyll (ad locum qui Lochelch dicitur in Erchadia boreali) and lived an austere and holy life there, and a little later St Fillan (his nephew) built a church in his honour there (ecclesiam in eius honore construxit) where St Comgan was still venerated(Ab. Brev. Macquarrie, 246).

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Relationships with other parishes

Within Lochalsh, parish, aka Kilchoan

Within Lochalsh, parish, aka Kilchoan