School: Naomh Angela, Caisleán an Bharraigh (roll number 14410)

Location:
Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Muireadhaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0089, Page 412

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the story of the previous page was told to me by
Mrs P O Malley
Sion Hill
Castlebar.
Parish of Aglish.
Barony Carra.
Age 35 years

14-1-38
There is a pot of gold to be found in the middle of Fitzgerald's lake in Turlough. A man dreamt of the gold for three nights one after the other. On the third night a woman came to him int he dream and told him not to be afraid but to go in search of the treasure. He was to go at mid-night and was to take his wife part of the way with him. There would be an eel on the gold but he was not to mind it as it would be the woman herself.
He set out and arrived at last at the place but all of a sudden the sky got and he was unable to see. However it is said that he must have got, as he got very rich afterwards.
Eileen MacCormack

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Collector
Eileen Mac Cormack
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Gibbons
Gender
female
Age
70
Address
Ballynew, Co. Mayo
Language
English