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Cille Donnain: a late Norse church in South Uist

  title={Cille Donnain: a late Norse church in South Uist},
  author={Andrew Fleming and A. E. Mortimer Woolf},
On a promontory on the western edge of Loch Kildonan, South Uist, in the Western Isles, are the ruins of a church known as Cille Donnain. The paper argues that this church and some buildings on the nearby Eilean Mor (reached by causeways) constituted an important 12th-century religious and political centre, comparable to Finlaggan in Islay; it is suggested that the site may have been the seat of a bishop. The church lies within an earlier dun-like site, which is also described, with suggestions… 

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