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

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 006

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About two miles from my home there is a large demesne. ...

About two miles from my home there is a large demesne. It belongs to a man named Skerrit. There are two lioses in it. It is said that there is a gold altar hidden in one of the lioses, and a pot of gold in the other.
One Sunday when mass was on, two men went to dig for the pot of gold. When they were awhile digging and had it nearly got, two big black cats came and sat on the flag that was over the pot. The two men ran away afraid, and left the spades after them. When they came next day for the spades, they closed the hole again.
About ten years ago an English man came and was looking for the old people of the

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Collector
John Droney
Gender
male
Informant
John Droney
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Bealaclugga, Co. Clare
Language
English