School: Aill Bhreac (roll number 12103)

Aillebrack, Co. Galway
Eilís Bean Mhic Chonghaile
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0005, Page 191

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  1. Mo Cheanntar Féin
    The name of our village is Aillebrack. It is so called because the hill of Doon is covered with brecked spots.
    There are about thirty one houses in it now but long ago there were nearly twice as much. There are some of the houses slated, thatched and some with iron.
    The most common surnames in it are - Conneely's and O'Malley's.
    There are about thirteen people over seventy in it. Some of them can tell Irish stories.
    There are about twenty ruins of houses in it.
    A lot of people went to America long ago during the free emigration.
    Some of the land of the village is fair but the rest of it is rocky. There are some woods growing in it.
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. place-space-environment
      1. local lore, place-lore (~10,595)
    Aillebrack, Co. Galway
    Festy Conneely
    Aillebrack, Co. Galway