Dun Mhuirich
Lochgilphead, Argyll OS Map
Dun Canmore

This small fort, probably Iron Age, stands on top of a small steep hillock on the shore of Linne Mhuirich which provides open water to Loch Sween then the sea. At the base of the steep cliff face to the east, boulders have been set to form a wharf and jetties.

Large portions of the main wall of the dun are well preserved, although much of it was overgrown when I visited (as can be seen in the pictures).

Within the dun wall are the remains of several dry-stone buildings, and further walls are lower down the slope with an entrance to the north.

There are many other duns in the area, and other older monuments - such as the standing stones at Fernoch and Barnashaig.

Images ©2002 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

2km Barnashaig Standing Stone
2km Upper Fernoch Megalith Standing Stone
8km Kilmory Oib Village Deserted Mediæval Village
8km Lochead Megalith Standing Stone
13km Cairnbaan Cup and Ring Marks
14km Achnabreck Carved Rocksheet Cup And Ring
14km Dunadd Fort; Rock Carving
14km Stane Alane Standing Stone
16km Ballymeanoch Cairn Kerb Cairn
16km Ballymeanoch Henge Henge; Cist
16km Ballymeanoch Holed Stone Standing Stone (broken, fallen and moved)
16km Ballymeanoch Stone Rows Stone Rows
16km Dunchraigaig Cairn Chambered Cairn
16km Kilmichael Glassary Decorated Rock Sheet Cup and Ring Marks
16km Nether Largie Stone Setting Stone Setting
16km Temple Wood Stone Circle
17km Torbhlaran Standing Stone
18km Kilmartin Church And Graveyard Mediaeval Grave Slabs; Early Christian Crosses; Carved Slabs; Church
19km Carnassarie Cairn Cairn
19km Carnassarie Standing Stones Standing Stones
20km Avinagillan Monolith Standing Stone
20km Ormaig Rock Carvings Cup and Ring Marks
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)