School: Beann-chorr (roll number 13808)

Location:
Banagher, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tadhg Ó Hairt

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Hidden Treasure at Rathfran Abbey, County Mayo

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 155

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At the time Colonel Knox lived in Castlerea House Palmerstown a British cruiser was wrecked somewhere on the coast of Belderrig. The greater part of the crew was saved by the use of a life boat. Aboard the wrecked cruiser was a considerable amount of gold which they saved and placed in a box in the lifeboat. Colonel Knox hearing of the fate of the cruiser went to the scene of the disaster and persuaded the survivors to pull the lifeboat all the way along the coast to Castlerea.
When they reached Palmerstown river which is a

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Collector
Martin Clarke
Gender
male
Address
Castlenageeha, Co. Mayo
Informant
Joseph Clarke
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Castlenageeha, Co. Mayo
Language
English
Location
Rathfranpark