School: Gusserane

Location:
Gusserane, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Bríghid, Bean Nic Fheorais
Browse
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0871, Page 298

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0871, Page 298

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.

Download

Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Gusserane
  2. XML Page 298
  3. XML “Hidden Treasure”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. (continued from previous page)
    his boss called him to his dinner while he himself started to clear away the earth from some solid thing, which he could feel beneath the tree. At length he disclosed a flag-stone with a ring in the centre. With all his strength, he pulled and tugged, and at last he found under this flag an earthern-ware pot which was full of gold coins.
    Next morning as the work-man - whose name was Stafford - was bringing in a horse out of a field, a strange wind blew about him, and both himself and the horse dropped down dead.
    This man was waked in a little house by the road-side, and as the old story-teller says, "no soot that ever came out of a chimney was as black as his corpse was".
    But his loss had the profit, and that same house, although the same people are not there now, is rich still.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Peggie Doyle
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Nash, Co. Wexford
    Informant
    Martin Barron
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    55
    Address
    Nash, Co. Wexford