School: Aill Bhreac (roll number 12103)

Aillebrack, Co. Galway
Eilís Bean Mhic Chonghaile
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0005, Page 192

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  1. The name of my native village is Aillebrack. It is situated in the west of Errismore.
    There are thirty one houses in it.
    The most common surnames in Aillebrack now are O'Malley's and Conneely's.
    There are about fifteen old age pensioners in the village all of whom are good Irish speakers and can tell good Irish stories.
    There are about two of them who can remember the Great Famine which ended ninety years ago.
    A lot of people went from Aillebrack to America on the free Emigration.
    This district was mentioned in a song about Fr. Fahy who was C. Curate in Ballyconneely, the words were -
    "And away goes Fr. Fahy from dear old Errismore."
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.