School: Gleann Éada (roll number 8537)

Location:
Glenade, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Bean Uí Mhaolaith

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0189, Page 003

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There is a field in the townland of Crumpawn where a number of trees grow and it is said that there is a treasure hidden there under an ash bush. No one knows who placed it there, only, it is supposed, that is was during the time the Danes were in Ireland. It is said that an old woman named Nancy Feely, had a dream that there was a pot of gold hidden under that tree. On the second night she arose at twelve o'clock and went out to dig for the treasure, but she got so weak that she had to stop digging. There were lights seen in that spot often. There was never any gold or silver discovered in this district, because nobody ever dug for it except the old woman who failed.

Collector
Bean Uí Mhaolaith
Gender
female
Occupation
teacher
Address
Glenade, Co. Leitrim
Informant
John Cullen
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Crumpaun, Co. Leitrim
Language
English
Location
Crumpaun