School: St Garvan's, Rathmullen

Location:
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus P. Mac Eiteagáin

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A Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1089, Page 10

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A Hidden Treasure
It is believed that in olden times the Danes buried pots of gold in some fields. I was told by my mother that there is supposed to be three pots of gold in a field belonging to John John Deeney of Drumhalla.
About sixty years ago some of the men of Drumhalla started to dig for the gold.When they were digging for a while some of them took sick and they had to leave. It is said a white rat is guarding the gold. The white rat must be killed before the gold can be got.

Collector
Joe Kelly
Gender
male
Address
Clondallan, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mrs Mary Kelly
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Clondallan, Co. Donegal
Language
English