The nunnery

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was founded about 1200 by Reginald, son of Somerled of the Isles, and the first prioress was his sister Beatrice. It was named in Gaelic An Eaglais Dhubh, meaning “the black church”, after the black robes the nuns wore. It was an Augustinian order until the time of the Reformation, when it was disbanded and passed into the hands of the MacLeans of Duart. This is my favorite place on the island. This view is of the nunnery church.

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