School: Monaseed (roll number 15937)

Location:
Monaseed, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Nioclás Ó Diomasaigh

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Hidden Treasure in Annagh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0889, Page 031

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Hidden Treasure in Annagh.

In nearly every district in this country there are traditions of hidden treasure, which are often founded on truth.
In the townsland of Annagh, in which I reside, there is a tradition that a treasure was hidden in a bog which belongs to a man named Blake. The treasure was supposed to be gold which was hidden many hundreds of years ago. This treasure is supposed to have been guarded by a woman with a child, and a large black dog. The treasure is supposed to have been buried a certain distance from a certain gap in a direct line with a neighbouring house.
The young men living in the locality were so much impressed by this tradition that they resolved to go in search of the treasure. In order to

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Collector
William Charles
Gender
male
Informant
Patrick Fortune
Gender
male
Age
34
Address
Hollyfort, Co. Wexford
Language
English