School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 460

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A man was sitting on a bridge one bright Summer's evening close by Clare - Castle, reading a newspaper when a weasel sat on the opposite side. She went back to the Castle and brought out a gold coin in her mouth, she came before the man again, leaving down the coin, so that he would see it, taking it up again she went back to the castle, looking back several times, to see was he following her, so that she would show him where the money was, but he had not the courage to follow her. A short time after, a few people went to dig for it. They said whatever would happen they would not leave the castle. They were down fairly deep, when they saw a white man rattling chains passing the castle. They did not mind that, but he came back again with fire flying from his hands so they left everything after them and got no gold.

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Collector
John Sheehan
Gender
male
Address
Clare Beg, Co. Tipperary
Informant
James Ryan
Gender
male
Age
78
Address
Walshsbog, Co. Tipperary
Language
English