Tag Archives: Iona

Sithean Mor, Shian, Iona

Cairn Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NM 2721 2371 Also Known as: Angel Hill Cnoc nar-aimgeal Sithean More Archaeology & History There have long been rumours of stone circles on the druid’s isle of Iona, but many are dismissed … Continue reading

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Dun Bhuirg, Iona, Argyll

Hillfort:  OS Grid Reference – NM 265 246 Also known as: Dun Cul Bhuirg Getting Here Take the road that cuts across the island, west, until you reach the stupid golf-course.  Walk across it, heading for the coast (not the … Continue reading

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Tobar na H-aoise, Iona, Argyll

Holy Well: OS Grid Reference – NM 284 253 Also Known as: Pool of Healing Well of Age Well of Healing Folklore Although ascribed as a holy or healing well, this site is actually a curious natural water-filled depression near … Continue reading

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Clach na Glaistig, Iona, Argyll

Legendary Rocks:  OS Grid Reference – NM 262 222 Also Known as: Glaistig’s Stone Folklore One of the best known supernatural creatures in the Scottish Highlands and Islands was one called the Glaistig: an elemental described variously as, “a thin, grey … Continue reading

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Tobar na Gaoithe Tuath, Iona, Argyll

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NM 275 252 Also Known as: Well of the North Wind Folklore A sacred well site that appears to have gone missing sometime in the 20th century — as has its compatriot, the Well of … Continue reading

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Clach Brath, Baile Mor, Iona

Bullaun Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NM 286 244 Also known as: Clacha Brath Clachan-nan-Druidhean Day of Judgement Stone Druid’s Stone World’s End Stone Folklore On this curious, broken, basin-shaped rock — thought by some to have at one time … Continue reading

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