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EILEAN DONAN CASTLE (J3x48) Triangular set Arnold Grimes  Tower Collection  1- 8 1s lead down between 2s & 3s, cross & cast back to top, pass RSh to face opposite couple (Man faces 2s & Lady faces 3s), all set  9-16 1s dance under arches made by 2s/3s, 1s cast to meet at bottom, turn RH & cast back to original places (Man behind 2s & Lady behind 3s) 17-24 All petronella turn to face partner, set & repeat to end in partner's place 25-32 All Men chase clockwise 1 place while Ladies LH across 2/3 to meet partner to form star & Balance, all turn RH ½ way 33-40 All Ladies chase clockwise 1 place while Men LH across 2/3 to meet partner to form star & Balance, all ¾ turn RH to end in new positions 41-48 All circle 6H round & back
Eilean Donan is a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland. It is connected to the mainland by a footbridge and lies about half a mile from the village of Dornie. Eilean Donan (which means simply "island of Donnán") is named after Donnán of Eigg, a Celtic saint martyred in 617. Donnán is said to have established a church on the island, though no trace of this remains. Eilean Donan is part of the Kintail National Scenic Area, one of 40 in Scotland. In 2001, the island had a population of just one person. The island is dominated by a picturesque castle which is widely familiar from many photographs and appearances in film and television. The castle was founded in the 13th century, but was destroyed in the 18th century. The present buildings are the result of 20th century reconstruction. Eilean Donan Castle is the home of the Clan Macrae. A curious distinction of the castle is that it has one of only two left-handed spiral staircases in a castle in Great Britain (Ferniehirst Castle built by Clan Kerr is the other - Coupland Castle has one in the tower, but though called a castle it is strictly a tower house), as the reigning king at the time of building held a sword with his left hand. Another, more modern distinction, is the grey field gun from World War I, positioned outside the building by a war memorial and fountain dedicated to the men of the Macrae clan who died in the war.
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