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View of the ruined monastery of Killaru in the Island of Ila

View of the ruined monastery of Killaru in the Island of Ila

Artist: Miller, James

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1772

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15509

Item number: f. 8

Length: 29.2

Width: 39.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View in the town of Killaru on the Island of Ila, drawn by James Miller, after a sketch taken in 1772. The entire population of the village of Kilarrow (Killaru) was moved to the new planned village of Bowmore in the mid 18th century as part of the then Laird's plans for the grounds of Islay house (Bridgend). Bowmore's church became the new parish church. Nothing remains of the village of Kilarrow apart from the churchyard.

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