School: Naas (Christan Bros.) (roll number 16708)

Location:
Naas, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
T. Ó Neachtain, S. Ó Súilleabháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776, Page 289

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A treasure is supposed to be hidden under a big upright stone at Punchestown. This treasure is supposed to have been put there by a company of men in Cromwell's time. They expected to come back again to get it, but they were all killed by the soldiers.
This treasure is supposed to be of great value. but the "Board of Works" will not allow any one to dig for it, as they want the stone preserved.

Collector
Brendan Ryan
Gender
male
Address
Naas, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mrs Morren
Gender
female
Address
Naas, Co. Kildare
Language
English

I learned form my grandmother that a treasure is hidden in the tunnel going under the canal and that there is a black dog minding it. The Earl of Wentworth was supposed to put it there. The reason why it was put there is because he was taken prisoner and beheaded in England.
There were plenty of efforts made to

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