Coulbranden, island, Jura (Garvellachs)

Grid reference

NM 655 112 (accurate position)

Six-figure easting & northing

165500 711200

Latitude

56.23544247725022

Longitude

-5.784401135731629

Altitude (metres)

35

County

Argyllshire

Nearby places

Geodha Iain, Jura (Garvellachs) (1.1 miles)

Tobar Chaluim-chille, Jura (Eileach an N) (1.5 miles)

Geodha Bhride, Jura (Garvellachs) (1.71 miles)

Tobar Challuim Chille (Lunga), Jura (3.33 miles)

Kilmory Lodge, (Scarba) Jura (5 miles)

Object Classification

Island

Is linear feature?

No

Notes

This is a small island lying close to the NE of Eileach an Naoimh. The obsolete name, Coulbranden, apparently 'the retreat of (St) Brendan', may related to the legend of Brendan of Clonfert who is said in his legend to have established a church on the island of Ailech in Britain. This, however, might refer to Aleth (now in Saint Malo in Britanny), where his cult is also known to have flourished in connection with that of St Malo. There are very early ecclesiastical remains on neighbourinng Eileach an Naoimh. Coulbranden may be connected to this monastic or eremitic site.

Relationships with other parishes

Within Colonsay & Oronsay, parish, aka Kilchattan (formerly)

Within Jura, parish (aka Killearnadale)