In the Orkneyinga Saga the story is told of Olaf, son of Svein Asleifarson and ward of Kolbein Hruga; he was kidnapped from Eynhallow in 1155  and was most likely sent to Eynhallow to be educated by the monks.
In 1851 the inhabitants of Eynhallow were transferred elsewhere and the church and other buildings were stripped of their roofs.
The ruin was consolidated by W.R. Lethaby in 1897.
- Eynhallow Church – site information from Historic Environment Scotland
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Eynhallow Monastery
- Orkneyjar, Eynhallow - The Holy Isle
- "Eynhallow Church and settlement SM90144". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
- J. Gifford, The Buildings of Scotland - Highland and Islands (2003). Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09625-9. Pages 299-300.
- A. Ritchie and G. Ritchie, The ancient monuments of Orkney (1999). Historic Scotland. ISBN 1-900168-79-0. Page 60.
- Orkneyinga Saga, Penguin Classics, ISBN 0-14-044383-5, chapter 97, pages 204-205.
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