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|Scottish Gaelic: Càirinis|
Carinish shown within the Outer Hebrides
|Council area||Na h-Eileanan Siar|
|Lieutenancy area||Western Isles|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||ISLE OF NORTH UIST|
|UK Parliament||Na h-Eileanan an Iar|
|Scottish Parliament||Na h-Eileanan an Iar|
Carinish Stone Circle
Carinish Stone Circle is not in a good condition - it has a main road running almost through the middle of it. About fifty metres to the north, a neolithic settlement was found.
The Trinity Temple
Trinity Temple or Teampall na Trionad are the ruins of a 13th-century church. It was thought to have been founded by Beathag, the daughter of the warrior Somerled. After being rebuilt around 1350 to 1390 by Ami Nic Ruari, wife of John, Lord of the Isles, it was enlarged in the 16th century, and restored in the 19th century, after it was destroyed as a result of the reformation. Admission is free and it's open at all times.
Carinish also contains the modern Carinish Inn, once a landmark hotel in North Uist, which was recently sold to the Free Church of Scotland against the wishes of many in the community. The hotel will now be transformed into a church.
Battle of Carinish
The Battle of Carinish took place in 1601.
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