School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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People say that there is a large crock of gold...

People say that there is a large crock of gold hidden in a place in Ballyhehan called "Páirc na Squire" or the Squire's Park.
Once upon a time a man lived in that place. He was so rich that they called him the Squire. He was a very greedy man and when he died he buried a crock of gold under the fire place. The ruins of that castle are there still.
About a quarter of a mile from that place there is another place called Ail Buidhe. It was dug once but it closed in again. There are three veins in it, one of gold, one of silver and another of lead. One day some miners went digging for the gold. They had a good deal dug at dinner time.
When they were eating their dinner they heard a great noise.
When they went up it was knocked in. They never opened it since then.

Collector
John Kelly
Gender
male
Age
18
Informant
James Kelly
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Language
English