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 11

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A Hidden Treasure
A couple of miles above Rathmullan there is a farm called the Haw Farm, and it is believed that a crock of gold is hidden in one of the fields.
The place is still to be seen to the present day, but it belongs to the fairies.
Along time ago a number of men went to the place to dig for it. But the man that took the first shovel ful fell dead on the ground.
When the rest of the men saw that they ran away. No one ventured to dig for it ever since.
It is said that also every night for a year after the man was buried the fairies came out and started to play music and dance.

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Collector
Kathleen O' Hanlon
Gender
female
Address
Saltpans, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr Edward O' Hanlon
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Saltpans, Co. Donegal
Language
English