School: Breac-chluain

Location:
Brackloon South, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Liam Mac Gabhann

Filter stories

Back
/ 078 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Hidden Treasure

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 001

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

In the village of Brackloon there is still a fort in which treasure was hidden. About eighty or ninety years ago an old man owned a farm of land and a house there. Near the house was this fort. While he lived he was continually annoyed by some unknown persons. One of them used to attack him at night and beat him. It was thought that there was gold hidden on the land and that some of it was left in a drawer where, it was said, he found it. Lights shone in on him every night until, at length, he had to go to some other place.

Collector
Mary Carroll
Gender
female
Address
Derrylahan, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mary Fitzmaurice
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Barheen, Co. Mayo
Language
English