School: An Cheathrú Mhór

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

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Hidden Treasure in Lissadrone Land

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 123

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Hidden Treasure in Lissadrone Land 12.12.37

1. Name of the person I got the story from: John Mulloy
2. Address: Killogeary Carrowmore - Lacken
3. Age: 64 years
4. Occupation: Farming
5. Birth place: Killogeary
6. Where he spent his life: In Lacken
7. The date this was written 12.12.37
The Story
There were two brothers long ago in Lissadrone and Pews were their surname. They owned a lot of Lissadrone land and they had a horse hide of gold.
There were a lot of robbers in it at that time and any one who had a lot of money would hide it. So those two brothers made up their minds to hide the horse hide of gold, and they went to the field they thought best to hide it. But they forgot to bring spades with them, and one o them sent the other in for a spade to dig a place for it.

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Collector
Eileen Mulloy
Gender
female
Informant
John Mulloy
Gender
male
Age
64
Occupation
farmer
Address
Killogeary, Co. Mayo
Language
English