School: Aill Bhreac (roll number 12103)

Location:
Aillebrack, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Eilís Bean Mhic Chonghaile

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Áitainmneacha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0005, Page 185

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ÁIT-AINMNEACHA.


NAMES OF GARDENS ON SÍGHLE NÍ MHÁILLE'S FARM

Gárraidhe Síghle is so called because there was a woman of that name living there alone.
Gárrandhe leacrach:- so called because there are big flags of stones in it.
Garraidhe an t-Sratain:- so called because a river comes down through it.
Garraidhe na clocha móra:- big h eaps of stones in it.
Gárraidhean Tobar:- there is a spring well in it.
Gárraidhe Mhátais Phádhraig:- a man called Mhátais Phádhraig lived there.
Gárraidhch Eigín: Heagins was living there long ago
Gárraidhe na n-Geabha - because geese used to be kept in it.
NAMES OF GARDENS OF ÁINE NÍ BÚRCA'S FARM
Gárraidh Jumper:- It is said there was a jumpers (apostates) house beside it and the children used to play in that garden.
Cnoc na d-Tárb: it is said that a witch struck a bull with her wand when he was standing on the rock and he left the image of his foot on the rock.
Gárraidhe lár: because in the Summer a lot of

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Language
mixed
Location
Aillebrack