School: Scoil na mBráthar, Tráighlí

Location:
Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
An Br. Breathnach

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0440, Page 161

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In every townland in Ireland stories of hidden treasure are available. My house is situated in Farrankealand at the north of it there is a hill. It is in the parish of Currow and in the townland of Barnfield. There is a story told about this hill and it is this:-
In Currow hill there is a foal's skin of gold buried, the location of which is yet unknown lights have been seen there from time to time moving in circular shapes which caused many youngster a fright. This hidden treasure was looked for by Jack King an old sportsman, but he has not yet been successful. The gold was stolen from Limerick and hidden there by the Danes. There are two forts near Currow Hill one named "Cailín Drine" which is supposed to be the headquarters of all the other surrounding

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Collector
John Fleming
Gender
male
Address
Farrankeal, Co. Kerry
Informant
Mr P. Fleming
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Curraross, Co. Kerry
Language
English