School: Trummera, Mountrath (roll number 15446)

Location:
Trumra, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Mrs Muldowney

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0833, Page 257

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In the townsland of Trumera about three miles from Mountrath in Clegg's field there is a place called Cobbler's Pit. There is gold hidden in the pit by the cobbler. Some of the old people say that he was a fairy cobbler and on moonlight nights on rare occasions he may be seen near the pit working at his trade. He wears a tall red hat and pointed shoes. If one were lucky enough to catch him unawares he would tell you where the gold is to be found

Collector
Bridie Dunne
Gender
female
Address
Trumra, Co. Laois
Informant
James Dunne
Gender
male
Address
Trumra, Co. Laois
Language
English