Township: Cornaigbeg

Map Reference: Cornaigbeg 32

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The Ordnance Survey (possibly under the influence of JGC) gaelicised the name in 1878 as ScG cascar 'cup' (Dwelly). However, the other sources point towards a Norse derivation in ON garðr ‘farm or fence’, which imply the name has transferred to the shore. The specific has been left open for the moment.

Other Forms: An Cascar - ONB p41, " a portion of sandy beach between the high water line and Eilean a' Mhurain, meaning the cup." See An Cascar Bàn in Kilmoluaig.

An Caigheagar or Caitheagar - HJC and WMcP.

Related Places:

At the shore - WMcP.

Local Form:

Languages : Unknown

Informants: Hector J Campbell, Cornaigbeg, 3/1994

Informant 2: Willie MacPhail, Clachan, 6/1995

Informant 3: OS