School: Dún Amhlaidh (roll number 14614)

Location:
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Gleadhra Ní Fhiachraigh

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 0469

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There is an old fort in Dunbeakin and there is a big cave in it and in one side of the cave there is supposed to be a pot of gold. The old people often said that is unlucky to unearth a fort and so this old saying is true as one day a long time ago a man began to unearth the fort, but when he was about half-way, his leg was cut off and he never worked again. On Hallow Ee'n night a light goes round this fort ten times and then disappears.

Collector
Ada Nic Uait
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Doonbeakin, Co. Sligo
Informant
Séumus Mac Uait
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Doonbeakin, Co. Sligo
Language
English