School: Baile Ruadh (Cailíní)

Ballyroe, Co. Galway
Máire, Bean Uí Fhearghail
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 246

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  1. (continued from previous page)
    They know no Irish but they can tell great stories in English.
    About one hundred years ago there were no houses in this district but the town was out in a place called Kilnalag.
    There was a big family of the Mc Cormacks and their ancestors the Keavnets who owned a big drapery and the Post Office but whatever misfortune befell them, and they emigrated to Dublin, and the house is standing there vacant.
    My village is mentioned in an old song which was made by a man called
    Patrick Connaughton,
    Co. Galway
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    There was no such place as Williamstown, Till William came from Springfield, And laid it out this way, A row of circular circular houses, And also the old Fair Green, From this it come to get its name, Its plainly to be seen.
    A lake is situated to the South of the town,
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. place-space-environment
      1. local lore, place-lore (~10,595)
    Williamstown, Co. Galway
    Bridie Geraghty
    Williamstown, Co. Galway