School: Breac-chluain (roll number 13147)

Brackloon, Co. Galway
Liam Ó Seachnasaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0001, Page 394

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  1. Sixty or seventy years ago any ordinary man was able to carry at least 5 cuts. There lived in Kilariff (a village about two miles from here) a man named Brian Kelly. Brian and others were saving a widow's crowps from the bailiffs. They had no bags to shift the wheat so they emptied an old bed mattress and put the wheat into it. It was placed on Brian Kelly's back and no bailiff could catch up to him. The wheat when weighed was seven cuts.
    There lived in Goolaban (a townland about two miles from here) a man named Martin Queenan. He was sent to Dublin by his boss to deliver a letter and bring back an answer. There was
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    Patrick Broderick
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    Knocknadaula, Co. Galway