School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 009

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In the time of the ninety-eight rebellion it is said that there was a treasure hidden in Marlefields underneath a holly-bush.
This treasure consisted of two crocks of gold.
A few years ago a man from Logstown by the name of Flemming went to dig for this treasure but he could not get any trace of it.
To find this gold it is necessary for a person to dream about it three times.

Collector
Sally Tipper
Gender
female
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mrs A. Mc Donnell
Gender
female
Age
84
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Language
English

About 60 years ago a man by the name of William Osborne had some men employed cutting stone in a field owned and lent by my grandfather for the purpose of cleaning the field because at that time he had no quarry in Ballyknocken. When he was cutting this particular rock as he came to the middle he saw what he thought was the lid of a crock shining. In order to see what was in it himself, first he gave his men a sovereign between them and

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