Kerera


Kerera
   KERERA, an island, in the parish of Kilbride, district of Lorn, county of Argyll; containing 187 inhabitants. This isle is situated in the sound of Mull, about eight miles eastward of that island, and one mile from the main land of the district of Lorn, in which direction it contributes to form the excellent and romantic harbour of Lorn. It is four miles in length and two in breadth, and is very mountainous: many of the rocks have a volcanic appearance. It possesses two good harbours, called the Ardintrive and the Horse-Shoe bay. In the latter, Alexander II. anchored a large fleet of 160 galleys, when upon an expedition against the Danes; and here he caught a fever, which obliged him to be removed on shore, where he died on the eighth of July, 1249. The place where his pavilion was erected still bears the name of Dalrigh from this circumstance, signifying "the King's field." On the south point of the island are the ruins of the old Danish fort of Gylen.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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