School: Aill Bhreac (roll number 12103)

Aillebrack, Co. Galway
Eilís Bean Mhic Chonghaile
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0005, Page 190

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  1. Mo Cheanntar Féin.
    Aillebrack is the name of the village in which I live. Some say the reason why it was called that name was because of Doon Hill which has a greyish colour from the rocks and stones that are on it.
    Others say it was called after the cliff that's on the Aillebrack beach which they call "Cnocán na h Aille brice".
    There are thirty one houses in Aillebrack and about one hundred and thirty people in it. There were about three times as many people living in it long ago.
    There are about twenty or more ruins of houses in it yet and there were a few more that there is no trace of now.
    There were many surnames then that are not around now such as, Sarsfield, Monyon, Higans, Hannue and Naughtan.
    There are about fifteen people over seventy in the village. Some of them have a lot of Irish. They have plenty stories both in Irish and English, they are - Stephen O'Neill and his sister Bridget O'Neill.
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    1. place-space-environment
      1. local lore, place-lore (~10,595)
    Aillebrack, Co. Galway
    Sheila O' Malley