School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Location:
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus Mag Shamhráin

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Lough Belshade

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 130

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Long ago when the O'Donnells left Donegal and fled to France there is a tradition in Townawilly that they hid all their treasure on an island in Lough Bell Shade
Lough Bell Shadeis an island situated in a little valley between two mountains about seven miles from DonegalTown. The lake is very high above sea level. It is supposed that the treasure was taken to the island by the monks. There is a story told that when they were crossing the lake in a boat some bells that they had with them

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Collector
Patsy Gallagher
Gender
male
Informant
Mr A. Timony
Gender
male
Address
Donegal, Co. Donegal
Language
English
Location
Lough Belshade