- The Place
The name Eirisgeidh
is derived from the Norse for Eric's Isle. Many placenames on the Island and
elsewhere on the Western Isles derive from Norse. This arises from the 400
years of Norse occupation (c800AD-c1200AD).
The area where
the car ferry used to berth is called Haun - haven - also derived from Norse.
Eriskay is also
referred to in Gaelic as Eilean na h-Oige, or Isle of Youth.