School: Gráinseach, Cill Mocheallóg (roll number 9970)

Location:
Grange, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Loínsigh

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Hidden Treasure - Rockstown Castle Horde

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0516, Page 428

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Hidden Treasure
Rockstown Castle Horde

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Rockstown Castle or as it is also called Williamstown Castle is situated about half a mile north-west of Sheehan's Cross which is about 7½ miles south of Limerick Ciry on the main road from Limerick to Kilmallock.
At the base of this castle there is supposed to be a pot of gold hidden under a large flag.
The gold is supposed to be hidden there by priests when they were pursued by soldiers.
One night about 27 years ago John Keane, Skules, Fedamore and 3 others set out to find the gold.
They first took a good supply of "spirits in" to keep the "spirits down".
Then they began operations. They were not long working when they heard a terrible noise; just as if the castle was falling down on top of them.

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Informant
Stephen O Brien
Gender
male
Occupation
labourer
Address
Grange, Co. Limerick
Language
English