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

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

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Hidden Treasure - Rathneeny Fort

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 148

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In every district in Ireland there are old forts and other relics of bygone ages and the district around the town of Donegal is not devoid of its share of forts. Indeed, there are six forts in the district which if they could speak would have an interesting story to tell. Not the least important is Rathneeny fort.

Rathneeny fort is situated in the townland of Rathneeny and about three miles from Donegal Town. It is supposed that there is treasure hidden in this fort and here is a story I have heard concerning the treasure.

Long ago Dames occuppied

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Collector
Patrick Friel
Gender
male
Address
Drumgowan, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Frances Farrell
Gender
female
Language
English