School: Béal Átha Gabhann (Silvermines), Nenagh (roll number 15696)

Location:
Silvermines, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Floinn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0537, Page 253

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Some time ago when Sarsfield and his men were travelling through Ireland, they hid some gold in a place which they thought very safe. One night while Sarsfield was hiding the gold one of my forefathers was looking at his cattle, he saw him hiding it in a two acre field south from my house. The next night my forefather went out to the field where he saw Sarsfield hiding the gold. The first thing he saw when he came near the place was a light. A few nights after he went up to the place, he heard a terrible noise behind him, he looked back and saw a fierce bull behind him. It was said that the bull was minding the gold. So my forefather dug a little way but did not find the gold.

Collector
Annie Gleeson
Gender
female
Address
Garryard East, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Mr William Gleeson
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Garryard East, Co. Tipperary
Language
English