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Ardnamurchan, Uamha Thuill

Cave (Period Unassigned), Naust (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Ardnamurchan, Uamha Thuill

Classification Cave (Period Unassigned), Naust (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Kilmory

Canmore ID 22359

Site Number NM57SW 1

NGR NM 5381 7101

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Ardnamurchan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NM57SW 1 5381 7101.

Uamha Thuill, a cave on the shore less than a mile E of Kilmory (names: NM 5020 7300), is traditionally associated with St. Columba, the saint having used the water dripping from the roof into a natural basin for baptism. It was supposed to have healing powers, and was visited by sick people, who left offerings beside the basin.

M E M Donaldson 1923.

Uamha Thuill is a limestone cave at NM 5381 7101. The name and tradition are still known locally.

Visited by OS (N K B) 12 June 1970.


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