School: Lemanaghan, Ballycumber

Location:
Lemanaghan, Co. Offaly
Teacher:
Máire Galvin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0810, Page 168

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you will get the treasure but, as it is supposed that a life has to be lost before the treasure is found no one had ventured to try.

6. There is supposed to be another fort at the back of Mr. Bracken's in Ballycumber, Parish of Ballinahown, Co. Offaly. There are bags of gold, silver and pearls in it also, and a golden razor over the fireplace. There is a cat guarding it and if you go and throw her a bone you will get the treasure or some of it. If you spend too long in taking the treasure the bone will have been eaten by the cat and then she will eat you. It is supposed that three lives have to be lost before this treasure is found.

Collector
Maire Nic Aonghusa
Gender
female
Address
Lemanaghan, Co. Offaly
Informant
Peter Mc Guinness
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Lemanaghan, Co. Offaly
Language
English