There's a small chapel that lies a couple hundred yards from the castle. The 3rd Lord of Lorn, John Stewart, had an affair with the daughter of MacLaren of Ardvech from which liason, she bore a son, Dugald Stewart. After the death of his first wife, Stewart planned a marriage to MacLaren. On that day, as the lightly armed wedding party made it's way from Dunstaffnage to the small chapel located approximately 180 yards from the castle walls, they were attacked by a superior force lead by Alan MacCoul. Although the MacCoul force was defeated, their henchmen occupied the castle.