School: Béal Átha Conaill (C.)

Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Mary Mulligan
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 165

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    Hidden Treasure.
    Many years ago there was a pan of gold hidden in Dungimmon Lough, and several people searched in vain for it.
    One night a man on the Greenville estate dreamt that he would find the pan of gold at one corner of the lake. If he would get six snow white horses without a black hair in them they would when traiced into it be able to bring home the hidden treasure.
    He woke from his sleep full of joy and told his wife of his dream.
    She lost no time in helping him for his fortunate journey (as she thought).
    He got two white horses from a Count who lived then where Southwell's castle was afterwards built, and he got the other four from the Lords and Ladies who then lived where Crom castle now stands.
    When all was ready he drove off in "tandem".
    It was a lovely sight to see the horses two deep and the jingle of the bells they had on could be heard where they couldn't be seen.
    At last he reached the lake and just as he dreamed found the pan of gold.
    It was an enormous size and weight with a large chain attached to it.
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        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    Mr J. Mc Cabe
    Snugborough, Co. Cavan