School: Church Hill, Cuffe's Grange (roll number 5927)

Location:
Church Hill, Co. Kilkenny
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Floinn

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Names of Fields

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0854, Page 165

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There is a field near my house and it is known as the Leprecháne.
One day the owner of the field went out to catch his horses He met the Leprecháne and he asked him for his purse. The Leprecháne was not inclined to give it. He asked the man to look here, there, and everywhere but the man would not look.
He pointed to a weed that was growing in the field. The Leprecháne told him that under that weed he would find a crock of gold. There was a great number of the weeds growing in the same place. So as to know which weed the gold was under he tied a red rag on it.
The man went home with his horses. He did not delay and he returned with a spade. When he arrived at

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Collector
Nicholas Marnell
Gender
male
Address
Ballybur, Co. Kilkenny
Informant
Patrick Marnell
Gender
male
Age
84
Address
Ballybur, Co. Kilkenny
Language
English