School: Wilkinstown (roll number 1917)

Location:
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Máire Ní Failcheallaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0711, Page 159

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One time a man was digging in a fort and he found a crock of gold. When he took up the crock of gold he found a stone on which was written "under this is another one." It is said that there was a bullock in the spot and he would not leave it.

Collector
Jack Finegan
Gender
male
Address
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Informant
James Brien
Gender
male
Address
Wilkinstown, Co. Meath
Language
English

There was once two boys and they were living in the country and their names were Pat and Miceal. They were coming home from ploughing one night across a field and it was pitch dark. They had their plough implements with them including chains and other things. They were coming through a lonely field when they saw a light in the distance. As they were coming near it, it was getting bigger. When they came at last to it they saw it was a ghost. The two boys when they saw it was a ghost, it made a noise and ran on the two boys. They got their

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