Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 65

Name Type: shore

Meaning: ON kringla or kringr ‘hoop or circle’ (see kringle in Marwick 1929, 104) (genitive kringlu), suits the shape of the bay. There is a Kringla Fiold in Stromness, Orkney (SP); Kringla is a common name in Norway; there are two examples of Kringlevika, in Solund and Kvinnherad, Norway (NG); and Kringlumýri occurs, and Kringla is quite common as a farm name in Iceland (SAM). The generic is ON vík ‘bay’.
Cox derives Beinn Chrìonaig in Carloway, Lewis, as ScG ‘the mountain of the withering one’ (Cox 2002b, 59 and 178) with the ScG locational suffix -ag. There is a Gleann Chrionaig in Lochs, Lewis.

Other Forms: Tràigh Crìonaig - ONB p134, with Tràigh Chrìonaich crossed out

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Information:
Na Baird Thirisdeach, ed. Rev Hector Cameron, An Comunn Thirisdeach, 1932, p 154: "Traigh Chrionaig"

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: OS

Informant 2: Na Baird Thirisdeach, ed. Rev Hector Cameron, An Comunn Thirisdeach, 1932, p 154.

Informant 3: multiple