Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 33

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Possibly the specific is OI rómr ‘voice, shouting’ (CV, 502). Unusually for Tiree the generic ON dalr ‘valley’ is used here in the true sense of the word. This name has transferred from ScG Lag na Cleite ‘the hollow of the rounded hill’, now often known by an English name, Happy Valley.
Romedal occurs three times (recorded first in 1339 – NS), and Rommedal twice as a place-name in Norway (NG and OR). This could, therefore, also be a transfer name.

Other Forms: Rumidil - OS

Rumidil - ONB p240

Related Places:

A fishing rock.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse

Informants: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 2: OS

Informant 3: John MacDonald, Mannal, SA1972, 144