School: Dún Mór (cailíní)

Location:
Dunmore, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Eibhlín Halliday

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About a quarter of a mile from the town of Dunmore there are the ruins of an old castle.

About a quarter of a mile from the town of Dunmore there are the ruins of an old castle. There is a tradition that in the vicinity of this old castle there lies buried a valuable treasure which once belonged to Roderick O Connor.

It was supposed that on each November's Eve a huge black cat appeared somewhere near the old Castle and that if a person would see him he would be able to discover where the treasure lies hidden.
In former times there was a person living in Castlefarm who used to remain up on November's Eve to watch for the black cat to make his appearence.
It was supposed that a band of men used to come from the south of Ireland in search of this hidden treasure.
The men used to lie hidden near

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Informant
P. Glennon
Gender
male
Age
51
Occupation
smith
Address
Dunmore, Co. Galway
Language
English