Township: Ceann a’ Bharra

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Name Type: sea

Meaning: A row of sea rocks off the promontory of Circnis, Kenavara | There were shipwrecks here in 1868 and 1870. The captains of both vessels lost their lives, demonstrating how dangerous they are to shipping, and how important it was to name them and learn their location.

ON kirkja (genitive kirkju) ‘church’, with ON boði ‘submerged rock’: Kirkjuboði.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: Admiralty Chart 1778