School: Baile na Mín (roll number 14925)

Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon
Tomás Ó Conchobhair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0238, Page 305a

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  1. Long ago there lived a man named Martin Farrell in a small house near the "Pope's Well", about ten yards from the village of Ballinameen. One night Martin had a dream, and he dreamt of a pot of gold which was situated at the brink of the well, with an eel watching it. He dreamt this dream three nights in succession and on the third night he started out with his pick and spade. When Martin was about to dig he heard a sudden leap in the water; he looked up and he saw the eel. Martin got afraid and went home. A few nights after this he dreamt again of the same treasure, that he should dig for it this time at the celebration of the Mass. But Martin did not live he died.
    This story was told to me by my Great Grand Mother who has since died at the age of ninety nine years.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Dympna Kenny
    Acres, Co. Roscommon