• Taigh a’Bheannaich

    by  • 22 June 2008 • Archaeology • 2 Comments

    The early Christian chapel or teampull Taigh a’Bheannaich is situated a mile south of Gallan Head (NB 03872 37898) near the headland called Am Beannachadh (The Blessing Place).

    The interior dimensions of the chapel are approximately 5.5m x 3.3m and the walls are partially collapsed.  The remains of a dozen small cellular buildings surround the site, constituting a monastic community.  To the landward side, well-built stone and turf walls separate the headland from the settlement at Aird.

    See also the Comhairle SMR.

    2 Responses to Taigh a’Bheannaich

    1. Rhea Banker
      2 August 2011 at 5:51 pm

      Hi, Sarah!
      Just finally found this site! I was way too close to the coast and couldn’t find it, when my friend followed a few cairns and spotted it. So much for maps!!! Can you believe this was a community??? Amazing. Hope you are well.
      Wish I couid come to St. Kilda day, but have to leave by then. Will try to stop in at the Centre.


      • 3 August 2011 at 9:08 pm

        Glad you found it – look forward to seeing the photos! I’m not due to be in the museum again this week but give me a bell at home 672237 and I’ll come out and meet you somewhere.

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