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- (continued from previous page)a farmer who lived convenient to the bridge noticed him, approached him, and questioned him, thinking that O'Connor's mind was deranged. O'Connor told him the object of his search. He was advised to go home. It is said, on his way home he found a crock of gold hidden beside a tree convenient to his own home.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- This treasure was supposed to be hidden in a rock
of limestone, quarried in Taurmore limestone quarries
in the parish of Clonfert, Barony of Duhallow,
A man named Cornelius O'Connor, Glencollins
Ballydesmond. Co Cork, purchased some limestone
at Taur quarries, with the object of procuring lime
as manure for his land.
After carting the stone to his farm, he was breaking
it, into small pieces, to aid its burning, when he
noticed a bright material glinting in some of the
He got those stones examined, and it is said
they contained a very high percentage of gold
He sold his find and afterwards became a very(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.