School: Gartan (roll number 13755)

Location:
Bellville or Gartan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Nóra Ní Dhuibhe
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 369

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1072, Page 369

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  1. In the townland of Derryveagh, there is a little Lake in which a barrel of Gold is hidden. This treasure rises and floats on the top of the water for twenty four hours, once every three years. One time when the barrel was on the top, a number of men put a chain on it.
    They then tied some horses together, and had the barrel nearly out, when a robin came down he hill, and cut the chain with its wing. Another time a man saw it floating on the water and he stuck a graip in it, but it pulled the implement out of his hand.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    null
    Gender
    Male
    Informant
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    Gender
    Male