School: Cnoc an Aifrinn (Masshill) (roll number 16016)

Location:
Masshill, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Máiréad Ní Ghallchobhair

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The Hidden Treasure of the Mass Rock

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0171, Page 175

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The Hidden Treasure of the Mass Rock.

Masshill is famous for its historical places and also places where treasures are supposed to be hidden. The following is a story of a crock of gold. It is hidden under a holly bush about forty yards away from the statue of St. Patrick on the Mass Rock. It is said that there is a big speckled cat minding the gold. It is supposed that a human life must be lost before anyone can get the crock. One day a man called Paddy O’Conner was crossing by the bush at night. He saw the crock of gold and a big cat sitting on it. The cat started to spit at the man who ran home and as he entered his own house he fainted. He was put to bed but he did

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Collector
Maggie Ann Mullarkey
Gender
female
Age
11
Informant
Pat Mullarkey
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
circa 76
Occupation
farmer
Address
Masshill, Co. Sligo
Language
English