School: Dún Amhlaidh (roll number 14614)

Location:
Dunowla, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Gleadhra Ní Fhiachraigh
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  1. In the Parish of Templeboy and in the townland of Casheboy there is an old castle supposed to be built by the Danes in the second year of their invasion in Ireland; and any thing built by the Danes is supposed to hold their treasures that they robbed out of churches. In this castle there is a winding staircase up through the centre of the walls and in the overhead part there are dungeons in which prisoners were kept and in it is a trap door where they were supposed to hang them. The old people say that on a certain night of the year a ban-sheé is seen keening at the trap-door and there is supposed to be treasured of gold and silver that they smelted from the articles they stole, hidden down deep in these dungeons.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Seoirse Mác Seáin
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    15
    Address
    Barnacoghil, Co. Sligo
    Informant
    Seoirse Mác Seáin
    Relation
    Parent
    Gender
    Male
    Address
    Barnacoghil, Co. Sligo