School: Ballyloghane, Caisleán Nua Thiar (roll number 8783)

Location:
Ballinloughane, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
S. Condún, Úna Nic Ádhaimh

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0487, Page 223

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My mother told me the following story she said. There was an old woman there long ago and she had three sons. She got very sick. one day she told one of them go out into the Churchyard and to dig her grave. When he had that done he came into the room where his mother was.

She told him take her out and to put here down on the grave until she would see would it be big enough. She had a fox which was full of gold and she took it with her and hid it in the earth in her grave. She meant to have the gold with her when she would be dead. She wasn't dead at all this time and he took her into the room again. She died three days after and her sons were searching for the gold but the couldn't get it. When they were burying her they found the gold.

Collector
Kitty Barry
Gender
female
Address
Dunganville Upper, Co. Limerick
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
39
Address
Dunganville Upper, Co. Limerick
Language
English