School: Cluain Leamhac (Cloonloo) (roll number 12767)

Cloonloogh, Co. Sligo
Ml. Mac Lochlainn
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    bottle of ink when he would be coming near
    the treasure, One morning he arose before
    daybreak and started to dig on his best
    beneath the rock. He had come as far as
    the ink, papers and coins when he saw
    a man coming towards him whom he
    thought to be a servant of the landlord
    Jacob Powel who lived in Tinnecarra. In
    those days a person would be severely dealt
    with if he was found cutting trees or doing
    and work of impostance on the land without
    the consent of the landlord. So the poor
    herdsman was perplexes and forgetting the
    warning in the dream invited the man to
    the house for a cup of tea and a smoke.
    the invitation was accepted by the stranger
    and both of them set out in the direction
    of the house. When they had gone 50 or 60
    yds to the herdsmans surprise and astonishment
    the stranger suddenly disapeared. It was
    then he bethought the warning in the dream
    and he returned in haste to the rock but to
    his dissapointment the ink and paper had
    disapeared and the coins were no where to be seen.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    John Shannon