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Moil Castle, Casteal Moal

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Moil Castle, Casteal MoalThis castle was built by a Norse princess called "Saucy Mary", married to a MacKinnon chief, according to tradition. The legends say she was the first to ask toll for the passage of ships and that she laid a chain over the loch when captains didn't want to pay. In real history the late 15th century Clan Mackinnon moved from their earlier base at Dun Ringill, near Elgol to this place. The castle was abandoned in the middle of the 17th century when the MacKinnons moved to Kilmarie. The remains are in a very poor state. It was known as Dun Acainn or Dunakin in medieval times. For a website referring to Moil Castle, click here.


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