It is said that an early Christian monastic cell was founded on the island in the 6th or 7th century, dedicated to Donnán of Eigg, an Irish saint who was martyred on Eigg in April 617. No remains of any Christian buildings survive, though fragments of vitrified stone, subjected to very high temperatures, have been discovered indicating the presence of an Iron Age or early medieval fortification.
The Memorial is a large bronze panel in an alcove on the outside perimeter of the Castle. There are seven lists of names on that panel, showing names from all over the world. As the Castle is located in MacRae country, there are many more names on the memorials at Balmacara, Lochcarron, and
OS map reference is NG880 260 on Sheet ??.
The gaelic phrase tells us that -
'As long as there will be a McRae within, there will not be a Fraser without'
This alludes to the McRaes in their role as 'bodyguards' to the Frasers when the McRaes were associated with them at Beauly.
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