School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

Location:
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Sr E. Clarke

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 023

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On the Ridge road between Maryborough and Mountmellick there is a mysterious chest to be seen in a cave in an oak tree.The locks,though rusty,are quite visible on it.Men working in the vicinity made several attempts to reach this chest but owing to the foul air that surrounds it no one can come within fifty yards of it, It is in such a secluded place no one would notice it without someone drawing their attention towards it. Men who are working near it tell this story.Perhaps in years to come someone may devise some plan to secure the chest and find

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Collector
Maura Breen
Gender
female
Informant
Mr Moore
Gender
male
Address
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Language
English