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Glendaruel is a valley in Cowalmarker, Argyllmarker, Scotlandmarker.

The main village in Glendaruel is the Clachan of Glendaruel. The Scottish mathematician Colin Maclaurin was born here in 1698 to the Reverend John Maclaurin, who was minister to the parish of Kilmodanmarker. The present Kilmodan Church was built in the Clachan of Glendaruel in 1610. The Clachan of Glendaruel is the current location of Kilmodan Primary School, and the ground of Col-Glen Shinty Club.

Glendaruel is thought to be one of the valleys praised in the Gaelic poem "The Lament of Deirdre", in which reference is made to a Glenndaruadh. It is found in the 15th-century Glenmasan manuscript, which may go back to an original written down in 1238. Deirdre is a tragic heroine in Irish mythology, and in the poem she is lamenting the necessity of leaving Scotland to return to Ireland.

Dunans Castlemarker is also to be found in Glendaruel, while Glendaruel Wood and Crags and the Ruel Estuary are both included in the List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Mid Argyll and Cowal.

Glendaruel is the inspiration for a number of bagpipe tunes, including The Glendaruel Highlanders, and The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel.


  1. The Lament of Deirdre, Electric Scotland. Accessed September 25 2007

External Links Colintraive and Glendaruel Community council website

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