St Brendan's Chapel, Skipness

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St Brendan's Chapel, also known as Kilbrannan Chapel, and Skipness Chapel, is a medieval chapel near Skipness, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.[1] The chapel appears to have been built in the late 13th or early 14th century and was dedicated to St. Brendan. The chapel replaced an earlier chapel dedicated to St. Columba at nearby Skipness Castle. There is reason to suspect that the introduction of St Brendan's cult at Skipness was carried out by the Stewarts, after their acquisition of the Clann Suibhne lordship in the mid thirteenth century. By the fourteenth century, St Brendan was closely associated with the Stewarts and their island of Bute.

St Brendan's Chapel, Skipness

Coupled with nearby Skipness Castle it is designated a scheduled ancient monument.[2]


  1. ^ "Kilbrannan Chapel". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Skipness Castle and Kilbrannan Chapel (SM13225)". Retrieved 25 February 2019.

Coordinates: 55°45′57″N 5°19′58″W / 55.7659°N 5.3327°W / 55.7659; -5.3327