School: Monaleen, (C.) Luimneach (roll number 7916)

Location:
Monaleen, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Mrs. M. Ó Farrell

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0524, Page 106

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There was a fort in Nolan's farm in Ballysimon. There was a treasure supposed to be hidden in the fort. One night long ago a man went to dig it up and made a very large hole. He came to a big flat flag. He lifted it up and a white hare ran out of it. The man got such a fright that he ran home and nobody every tried to find the treasure since.

Collector
Mary O' Shea
Gender
female
Address
Ballysimon, Co. Limerick
Informant
Mrs Nolan
Gender
female
Age
45
Address
Ballysimon, Co. Limerick
Language
English

Long ago there lived an old woman in Newcastle who dreamt that one of her family should find the hidden treasure which was beneath the old ruin. On the following morning she related the dream to the men in the neighbourhood and some of them went in search of the treasure. She also dreamt that first

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