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 127

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There is a small field in Ballyknock called "the pound" which got its name on account of people digging for money in it years ago. Jem Casey and another man started to dig in it one night about 12 o' clock. They brought a bottle of holy water and a ball of wool. They steeped the wool in the holy water and made a circle with it around where they were to dig. They had worked for a long time until they came to a big stone flag and when they lifted the stone they heard chains rattling, they looked up and saw a white bull. He gave three roars and one of the men fainted. The other man took him on his shoulder and ran for his life. They said when they lifted the stone they saw a crock of gold. The stone can be seen there to this day

Collector
Richard Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Ballyknock, Co. Wexford
Informant
Patrick Byrne
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
circa 48
Address
Ballyknock, Co. Wexford
Language
English