Township: Kilmoluaig

Map Reference: Kilmoluaig 133

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Geri is a well-attested male ON personal name. A form of Gerimundr, with the genitive morpheme /s/, is behind the Norwegian place-name Gjermundsby (Nicolaisen 2011, 194; Gammeltoft 2001, 117). Gjeringstjørna and Gjeringsberget are also found in Norway (NG). ‘The quality of the slender -r- to be heard in Tiree must surely be unparalleled in any other dialect of Scottish Gaelic, being realised as /j/.‘ (Boyd 2014, 362)
The generic is probably ON gerði ‘fence’ (Berit Sandnes, pers. comm.; see Cox 2007), rather than ON sker ‘skerry’.
There is a Tràigh Gheighsgeir on Islay (Macniven 2015, 184), and a Geisgill near Scourie, Sutherland (SP); there is a Geisvik and a Geisnes, in Bruk, Norway (NG); while Geirshlið and Geirsstaðir are farm names in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Cascar Bàn - ONB p32, "a small white sandy bay...meaning white cup." Dwelly gives Cascar as cup.

Related Places:

A small inlet to the west of Rinn a' Rubha. It used to connected to Port Bhiostadh at one time. It is usually full of seaweed - AMcK.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Obscure

Informants: Archie MacKinnon, Cornaigmore and Iain Aonghais MacKinnon, Kilmoluaig, 8/1994

Informant 2: Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 5/1995

Informant 3: Hugh MacLeod, Carachan, 5/1995