School: Killinaboy (roll number 12557)

Location:
Killinaboy, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Donncha Ó Céilleachair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0614, Page 335

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is called a “Liss”, another is called a “Fort” and the other two are called “Cathairs”. There is hidden in one of these Cathairs a barrel of deer’s fat, a barrel of Danish beer, and a barrel of silver, and there is an eel with his tail in his mouth minding it. This is the biggest of the four and, is called, the “Cathair mór”.

In Cahermacon there is an old Cathair in which a crock of gold hidden. It is said there is a bull minding it. One night a man was coming home from a dance, and he came through the Cathair. As he came through it he heard horses galloping. He then heard the cock crowing, and the horses disappeared. There is also one in Roughan in view of the one in Cahermacon. In this Cathair there is a deep hole.