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

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

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Hidden Treasure - O'Donnell's Island

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 295

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About three and a half miles from Donegal town is situated a beautiful and picturesque lake called Lough Eske. In the Lake there is a small and thickly wooded island on which the O'Donnells had their summer residence – part of which still remains
In this old ruin the O'Donnells are said to have hidden their treasure – about two yards from from[sic] the stone fireplace which is very large and beautiful
The treasure is supposed to consist of golden coins and vessels, and is valued at several thousands of pounds. Many attempts have been made to unearth it but none has been successful

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Collector
James C. Timony
Gender
male
Language
English