School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

Grange, Co. Limerick
Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 208

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The finder of the shield drove the top of a sickle through it accidentally in two places, at the time of its discovery.
Not knowing its real value he took it home and used it as a cover of a pot for boiling pigs' food.
Then he sold it to Mr. Lenihan, the Limerick Historian for 30s/-. Mr. Lenihan re-sold it to the Royal Irish Academy for £60.

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Hidden Treasure =
A Knockadoon Money Hole

According to the statements of the oldest residents of Lough Gur the Knockadoon Money Hole is located a short distance above the Black Castle on the southern slope of Knockadoon Hill.
It is somewhat concealed now as there is a "grove" around it. It is situated in the centre of this so-called "grove" ~ (The "Grove" consists of bushes and briars). -
This Money Hole has been the rendezvous of many exciting efforts to discover the much coveted but hitherto unobtainable "Crock of Gold", which is believed to have been buried there long ago under the guardianship of an enchanted bull.

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