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 037

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About two years ago a peasant in the neighbourhood of Leix was cutting turf when he recognisied a basket in which there was butter supposed to be buried there since the Great Famine. It was a square block about 6" by 4" and ten lbs in weight. The man who found it distributed some of it among the neighbourhood and sent the rest to the National Museum in Dublin.

Collector
Annie Dickinson
Gender
female
Informant
Mr Dickinson
Gender
male
Address
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Language
English