School: An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Location:
Athenry, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain

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A Song

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 094

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A Song

"Braughwel"l is a village of credit and renown,

"Craughwell" is a village of credit and renown, To view it in the distance, You'd swear it were a town.

A Stands for Ann Buckley, that maiden young and fair, It also stands for Allen who is constant there.
b Stands for Brougham, who keeps his cottage neat
With blooming flowers, and shady bowers,
And sweet confusions meet.
C Stands for Cawley and Cuniff as well,
It also stands for Clasby who keeps the Hotel.
D Stands for the dispensary, where patients wait in vain,
To get their teeth distracted, and to relieve them from their pain.
E Stands for Engineering works, at the bridge as you pass by,
Where Tierney bored for water in the

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Collector
Nora Callanan
Gender
female
Address
Mannin, Co. Galway
Informant
Patrick Callanan
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Carrigeen East, Co. Galway
Language
English