Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenevara 80

Name Type: cliff

Meaning: ON kirkja ‘church’, with ON nes > Kirkju-nes
There is a Kirkness in Sandwick, Orkney (SP); Kirkenes is a common name in Norway (NG); and Kirkenes is recorded once as a farm name in OR.

Other Forms: Rubha Chirceabol (Ad. Chart)

Rinn Chircinis - Niall M Brownlie, Bailtean is Ath Ghairmean, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p152

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tàilleir), The Land, 1/1994

Informant 2: OS

Informant 3: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, collected by Ailean Boyd