By: Diana (offline) Monday, 20 October 2008 (Read 4153 times)
I was again looking at some of the beautiful photographs that people have taken of Islay (will probably take me 6 more months to get through them all!) and was fascinated with the round church in Bowmore....I'm sure that SOMEWHERE on here there is the history about it, but wondering if the Templars had anything to do with it, as they were known for the round buildings. Imagine this church might be more recent, but just curious, and like many folks these days, I find the history of the Templars most interesting.
Diana, details of the Round Church can be found on the Bowmore page... as it says there, the church was built in 1767 (completed 2 years later I believe) so post-dates the Templars by some time! According to Ron the church was built as a round structure so that the devil had nowhere to hide! Some more info (tho not the reason for the shape it seems!) can be found on the church's own site!
Thank you, Bruce! What can I say, but "Duh"!....am sure I've passed right over the information about the Bowmore church before. Been reading quite a lot about the Templars lately, and just interesting how they became so powerful, and in essence, the bankers of Europe. Please just put this query down to a "flight of fancy"!
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!