School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 029

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In the county of Offaly not far from the village of Cloneygowan. There is a Hill known as the Hill of Down. Close to it is a mill which in former days was used for the grinding of corn and the making of oatmeal. It was worked by a big wooden wheel turned by water.It is supposed that the miller carried all his gold and put it in a tunnel underneath a large flag stone in this hill and that several attempts were made years ago by men digging until they would capture this treasure.It was believed that the person who would succeed in finding it

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Collector
Mary Hyland
Gender
female
Informant
Patrick Mc Evoy
Gender
male
Address
Ballymacrossan, Co. Offaly
Language
English