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Desk Based Assessment

Date 17 March 1972

Event ID 1017850

Category Recording

Type Desk Based Assessment


NM48NE 24 c. 48 85

See also NM48SE 15 and NM48SE 25.

St Donnan "in his later days" (W D Simpson 1935) founded a monastery at Kildonnan (NM 490 851) in Eigg, where he and 52 companions are said to have been massacred by pirates on 17th April 617. At least part of the monastery was burnt, but since Oan, who died in 725, is described as "superior of Eigg", the implication is that the monastery continued in existence.

Information from OS (ES) 17 March 1972

Source: W J Watson 1926

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