School: Clochar na Toirbhirte, Liostuathail (roll number 4062)

Listowel, Co. Kerry
Bríd Nic Oscair An tSr. Íde An tSr. Muire
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0405, Page 364

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    stone on which the walls of the castle rested.
    He was afraid and ran away thinking that the old castle was falling on him.
    On his way home he met a man who was unknown to him. The man said "I am always dreaming of gold that is buried in the corner of a poor man's garden in Duagh under a cherry tree. It lies across that field and beyond the road. This happened to be Bill McEllepitts own garden. When evening came he set to work at once and dug under the cherry tree, but instead of gold he found old implements that were used in the wars of long ago. He kept them for a time, but then he gave them away to some collectors.
    It is an old saying that when soot falls down the chimney or crows fly low that we will have rain.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    Folktales index
    AT1645: The Treasure at Home
    Mary Keane
    Lisroe, Co. Kerry