School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Belderg More, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 218

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just as the ship struck. They got on board and took loads of gold off the ship. Brian’s son hid his own share in a boghole and marked it with Comhart(h)a na Gealaighe. He was never able to find it again. (See “Sequel to Long Maol.) The stranger hurried away with his own load of gold on a horse, going out between the Thanneys (on the Erris and Tyrawley border). One version of the story says that hearing robbers were on the path before him, he hid his gold in Poll Dub(h), at the foot of Thanney Mór. Another version says he hid it at Glenlossera and was seen by a family named Barrett who unearthed the gold and re-buried it at the water spout (the place where the North Coast Road crosses the Glenlossera ravine.) Tradition has it that specks of gold can be seen floating on the water beneath the water spout.
I think this version of the story however is mixed up with another

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