Township: Mannal

Map Reference: Mannal 22

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Possibly a Gaelic name based on ScG creag ‘rock’ with 'EG, -óc, a diminutive suffix, it can also be used in a locational sense by addition to nouns or adjectives' (Watson 1904, xxxvi, quoted in Márkus 2012, 519).
However, a derivation from ON vík ‘bay’ better explains the palatised second syllable.

See the paper An Island in 180 Names: the Norse Place-Names of Tiree on this website

Other Forms: Cragaig - ONB p217

Am Port Caol - WL

Related Places:

Information:There are several rings in the rocks because fishermen used to leave their boats here in good weather, but it is an unsafe anchorage in any sort of swell - WL.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Lachie and Chrissie MacFarlane, Hynish, 1/1994

Informant 2: Eilidh Kennedy (Eilidh bheag), Balevullin, 8/1995

Informant 3: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 7/1995