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 168

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In the townland of Killeagh in the parish of Firies there is an old church-yard. There are many large rocks in this church-yard. It wasn't used for many years.
A farmer named Bill Daly in whose land the church-yard is, dreamt three nights in succession that, if he dug under one of the rocks before cock-crow in the morning he would get a crock of gold. He told his neighbours about his dream and they encouraged him to try his luck.
One morning before cock-crow he started digging for the gold by the side of the rock. He was digging for some time until the cock started to crow and at the same instant his spade disappeared in a hole in the rock. He ran off

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Collector
Martin Mac Sweeney
Gender
male
Address
Killeagh, Co. Kerry
Informant
E. Mac Sweeney
Age
55
Address
Killeagh, Co. Kerry
Language
English