School: Tullycanna

Location:
Tullycanna, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Tomás de Buitléir

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Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0876, Page 121

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Aidan Doran
Tullicanna
Ballymitty
Told this story
to this son Aidan

Hidden Treasure
There is a cave in the montain of Forth. There is a chest of gold in it. A man by the name of McCarthy went to get the gold. He saw a soldier standing by the chest and over his head was written "take up this sword and fight me"
When McCarthy saw him he ran out with terror and left the gold there. Since then no other one ever tried to get the gold. One day there was a goose put in to see what would happen to her and next day she came out on the river Slaney. The gold is in the cave still and no one ever got it. This gold is worth millions of pounds. One day a man was at the door and it shut in his face.

Collector
Aidan Doran
Gender
male
Address
Tullycanna, Co. Wexford
Informant
Aidan Doran
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Tullycanna, Co. Wexford
Language
English