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Kenavara


(Kennavara, Ceann a' Mhara)

A headland which represents the most southwesterly point on the island of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, Kenavara (also Kennavara, Gael: Ceann a' Mhara) lies at the western end of Balephuil Bay, 1¼ miles (2 km) west of Balephuil. Ben Kenavara lies at the centre of the headland, and its steep sides provide an excellent defence. Thus there are remnants of three ancient forts, together with St. Patrick's Chapel. There are also several caves and a natural arch. Tiree's principal seabird colony is to be found here, with species including fulmars, gulls, guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills and shags.


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