School: Baile Treasna, Caisleán Mumhan (Ballytarsney) (roll number 15970)

Location:
Ballytarsna (Hackett), Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Seán Ó Freathaile

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0554, Page 110

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Told by Thomas Kirwan Aughnagomaun

Hidden Treasure
There is a sum of money hidden in the corner of one of our fields. Nobody knows who hid it there.
A number of men gave three nights digging for it. On the third night as they were digging at their ease, a bull came roaring through the field, and they did not know what it was. They got such a fright that they left the shovels and other implements they had in the field and ran home.
They did not return for them till late the day after. When they came to the place there was no sign of their implements. Nobody ever tried to get the money since as they were afraid.

Informant
Thomas Kirwan
Gender
male
Address
Aughnagomaun, Co. Tipperary
Language
English