School: Valleymount

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 011

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Treasure In The Old Chapels
There is supposed to be a treasure hidden in a place called the Old Chapels.
Once there was a famous robber named Balfe. This robber hid a barrel of gold, which was worth about £500 in the 17th century when it was hidden.
There were never any attempts made to unearth this valuable treasure.
The fairies are supposed to guard this treasure.

The Wicklow Man And The Crock Of Gold
Once there was a Wicklow man who lived on the Wicklow-Kildare border. He dreamt one night that if he went to London Bridge he would find it (gold). He saved up until he was able to buy a suit of clot(c)hes and his fare to London. When he reached London he (was) walking about for three. days and he was about to go home when a man in an Inn near-by who had dreamt of this. Wicklow man and his dreams met him and told him that in

Once there was a Wicklow man who lived on the Wicklow-Kildare border, He dreamt one night that if he went to London Bridge he would find gold. He saved up until he was able to buy a suit of clothes and his fare to London. When he reached London he [ ] walking about for three days and he was about to go home when a man in an Inn near by who had dreamt of this Wicklow man and his dreams met hom and told him that in

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Collector
Thomas Mahon
Gender
male
Address
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Jim Doyle
Gender
male
Age
70
Occupation
stone-cutter
Address
Ballyknockan, Co. Wicklow
Language
English