School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

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

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Hidden Treasures near Mountmellick

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 033

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Hidden Treasures near Mountmellick.
Once there was a man who had much gold and treasures in a chest in a field near his house.
After his death his sons were always searching for the treasure. One day when the workman was out in this field digging he happened to strike the top of the chest and after much digging he got the chest out of the ground and inside it he found the hidden treasure which consisted of jewels and silver necklaces and these were coveted by many. He resided at the foot of the Sliabh Bloom mountains.

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Collector
Clare Healion
Gender
female
Informant
Maureen Healion
Gender
female
Address
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Language
English