Rhins Legends - Mull of Galloway
The coming of Christianity to the South Rhins brought further legends and tales of the early saints with one that is unique to the area. In the 8th Century, Medana, a beautiful Irish princess and a convert to Christianity, fled her native land to settle with some of her handmaidens in a cave near East Tarbet Bay and, from that bleak spot, ministered to the early local Christian community. St Medana’ Chapel lends its name to Kirkmaiden itself immortalised by Robert Burns who wrote:. Indeed you tent it,.
Local History - Mull of Galloway
Agricola’s dream came to nothing. He was recalled to Rome in 84. But he was right when he saw the strategic link between the Rhins and Ireland – a link which remains significant throughout the later history of the area. Some of the evidence for later developments is to be found in local place-names. Between 400 and 450 Christianity was established in the area by St Ninian, a bishop and a Briton, whose main church was at Whithorn in the Machars. The farm-name Float, in Meikle and Little Float, means ̵...