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Cille Bharra (No.2), Isle of Barra, Scotland

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Site of the ruins of Saint Finnbarr's church. Saint Finnbarr (who is the patron saint of Barra) is believed to have introduced christianity to the Isle in the 1st half of the seventh century. A feast is held in his honour on the 27th September each year.

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