Nested on the banks of Loch Awe , St.Conan's Kirk was designed and built by Walter Douglas Campbell between 1881 & 1886 . It was constructed using granite from nearby Cruachan and the wooden beams for the roof are believed to have been taken from old wooden battleships that had recently been broken up .
Saint Conan was believed to have live in Glen Orchy after having arrived from Ireland . There is a near life size effigy of St.Conan at the chapel and also a well named after him near Dalmally .
This picture was taken at the North-west end of the kirk inside the cloister garth . In my opinion , this is the best way to enter the kirk for first time visitors as it shows the kirk in all its glory right away .