Chapel Finian
Chapel Finian
The foundation walls are all that remain of a small chapel associated with St Finian. The chapel is set within a walled enclosure, in typical Irish style. The chapel may have been built as a haven for pilgrims making their way to St Ninian's shrine at Whithorn from the nearby landing place on the shore of Luce Bay.
The chapel is entered by a single doorway, which leads to a single cell enclosure. Excavations inside the foundations revealed the remains of a bench built of wood and stone set against one wall. The foundations measure 6.7 x 4.1 metres internally, and show signs of external buttressing. The wall is 0.7 metres wide and up to a meter high in places. The site is enclosed within a drystone wall which may pre-date the chapel, and there is also a well inside the perimeter wall.

St Finian's Chapel may date to the 10th or 11th century. As for Finian himself, he was a 6th century contemporary of St Columba and may have been a native of Galloway.

The chapel is directly beside the road, with easy parking almost opposite.