School: Valleymount

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 013

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There was a treasure once hidden in Ballinastocken. I was hidden by "Balfe The Robber" because there was no savings banks at that time. It was hidden about sixty years ago under a rock. It was found by Mr William Osborne who was looking for stones. He saw a pot. He pulled I it out, and behold, there was gold the full of the pot. When he got the gold he bought ground. When he bought the ground he built a house in Ballinknocken on the ground. He made a quarry that is now owned by his son Mr J Osborne. Stones from this quarry in Ballinknocken have gone to Edenderry Chaple and Convent. They have gone to Mullingar Cathedtheral which is most beautifully built. Others went to Athlone Chaple. Others went to Dublin Chapels. They went all over Ireland. They also went to England.

Collector
Peggy Perry
Gender
female
Address
Tulfarris, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr George Perry
Gender
male
Age
69
Occupation
smith
Address
Tulfarris, Co. Wicklow
Language
English