School: Ráth Maoláin (roll number 16131)

Rathmullen, Co. Sligo
Laoise Ní Ruairc

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A Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0185, Page 0561

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There is a place in Portinch four miles from Ballymote, it is a very ancient place, there are two little hills and what appears to have been once a road dividing these hills.

In one of these hills there is a rock and a small hawthorn bush growing on top of it.
One day there were three boys going to where their father was working, two of the boys went one way, the other boy went by the rock.
He started jumping on it and to his great surprise he saw pieces of silver fall out.
When it was found out that he got money, numbers of people came to the place.
Mrs O'Hara from Templehouse crossed the lake in a boat, she got some of the silver and she sent it to Dublin.
I do not know what reply she got regarding it.

Caitlín Ní Dubhghaill
Cloonbannan, Co. Sligo