Township: Ruaig,Ruaig

Map Reference: Ruaig 22

Name Type: sliabh

Meaning: A green area north of Taigh Anna Mhòir, which was cultivated in World War One

See Coirceal and Coirce in Longships on the Sand.

Other Forms: Druim Coirce, 1878 OS 6inch 1st edition
Coirceal, Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996 (“the proper name”, oral source)
Druim a’ Choirce, Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996 (oral source)

Related Places:

There are runrigs to the north of Taigh Anna Mhoir and a patch of ground to the south west that was ploughed in 1914 and 1916 - AMcL.

Coirceal and Croit Thormoid were both ploughed in WW1 for the war effort, although they look so wet today. Coirceal actually extends to the north side of the road - AMcL.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 2/1996

Informant 2: Alasdair MacInnes, Ruaig, 2/1994

Informant 3: OS