St Columba's Footprint

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St Columba's footprint, can be seen between Kiel Cave and St Columba's Chapel (now in ruins) at Southend,

The footprints are reputed to be those of St Columba, who came to Kintyre around AD 563 with a dozen followers, and is said to have landed here. Columba came from Antrim, just 12 miles away across the Irish Sea.

One of the footprints, the one closest to the sea, is definitely of ancient origin, though it is impossible to say when it was carved. The other, further inland, is of recent vintage.