School: Moyderwell Convent of Mercy (roll number 13530)

Location:
Moyderwell, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Siúracha na Trócaire

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The Guarded Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0441, Page 292

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One of the extremeties of the parish of abbedowny is called brolta. In former times this part of the parish was owned by landlords by the name of Lyntheman.
One of the family happened to be goning abroad and the house was being closed. This man collected the family valuables and helped by a man, servant, buried them in a corner of the grounds. When this was completed he asked his assistant if he could remain and guard the valuables until his return. The unsuspecting servant said that he would. Whenever his master drew out his revolver and shot him, afterwards bringing him near the treasure.
The master went abroad, but never returned, and, thereforem it is said that the servants spirit is still faithfully guards the treasure

Collector
Maureen O' Connor
Gender
female
Address
Boherroe, Co. Kerry
Informant
John O' Connor
Gender
male
Address
Boherroe, Co. Kerry
Language
English