here, after we'd made a brief visit at the wrong time of year, when much of the archaeology was obscured by bracken. The name means something like 'level meadow by the river', and it's a beautiful, lonely spot. The origin of the words reidh and dhail are Gaelic, so it's a little puzzling that the notes on Reidh-dhail at the CANMORE website - here - say that it was investigated as a possible Norse settlement on the basis that the name had Norse origins.
Bing site, and shows that Reidh-dhail was worked on a fairly substantial scale, the signs of rig-and-furrow quite clear in the western of the two fields. To the southeast there are at least three more areas of enclosed land that were, perhaps briefly, brought under cultivation, while outside the southern border there are signs of peat workings.
Sitting, looking down on the fields, the peat banks, the glen which runs from the settlement to the little port at An Acarseid, and the overall setting, made us even more certain: this isn't a shieling, it's a permanent site.