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

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

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Hidden Treasure - Maherabeg Monastery

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 301

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About three quarters of a mile from Donegal town on the road to Ballyshannon there is the (a) remains of an old monastery at a place called Maherabeg.
There is supposed to be treasure hidden among the ruins of this old monastery. This treasure is said to consist of golden vessels and chalices which are supposed to be of (golden) great value. Also amongst the contents of the treasure is a mass bell of solid gold.
The treasure was hidden the Franciscan monks before they fled at the approach of the(u) English soldiers.
No attempts have been (ma) made

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Collector
James C. Timony
Gender
male
Language
English