Site: Kildonnan

Name:Kildonnan (Cill DonnŠin) [Also: Kildonan] CISP No:DONAN
Place:Eigg (Eilean Eige) Grid Ref:NM 4900 8510 (GB)   Map
Parish:Small Isles Stones:1
County:Inverness , Scotland Saint(s):Donan ; Donnan ; DonnŠn
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

NMRS/NM48NE19: `church said to have been erected in the sixteenth century'. In addition to a later fourteenth century cross-shaft, there are four cross-shafts (and part of a head and shaft of another cross ?), all early medieval in date (now preserved at Galmisdale House).

NMRS/NM48NE20: 'St Donan's well, NM 4840 8570'.

NMRS/NM48NE24: `St Donan in his later days founded a monastery at Kildonan (NM490 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'.

For references in the Irish Annals to clerics associated with Eigg see Watson/1926, 85. For St Donnan, see Watson/1926, 283.