School: Wateraghy

Location:
Woteraghy, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
C. Ó Cuilinn

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0991, Page 255

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In the townland of Carrickacleven there is a little garden and in it there is a rock shaped like a mouth. It is said that there is money under it, and an old woman minding it and there is to be a life lost at the getting of it.
In the same townland there is a house with five big stones and the one on top is said to bear the weight of six tons. A long time ago there were priests and ministers at it and they said there is an old chieftain buried there and all his riches with him in a crock coffin.
Some people came to it one night after they heard what was under it. They dug until they came to a flag that is over the chieftain and they could get no further. So no one ever went near it after that.

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Informant
Paddy Brady
Gender
male
Age
75
Occupation
farmer
Address
Carrickclevan, Co. Cavan
Language
English