School: An Cheathrú Mhór

Location:
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
P. Ó Glacáin

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A Treasure Found

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 101

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About seventy or eighty years ago there was a treasure found in Carrowtrasna, Lacken. It was Tom Duffy's father (Henry Duffy) who found it.

He was digging around an old fort and he found a jug and a few spars of gold down in the ground.
He went to Ballina to sell it, and it was bought from him. The man who bought it from him was called Muffny and he got as much money for it as made him rich for his life but it is said that he only got half the price of it.

Collector
Kathleen Duggan
Gender
female
Informant
Miss Ellen Franklin
Gender
female
Age
52
Occupation
domestic worker
Address
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Language
English