School: Knocktemple (B.)

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
W. Tuite

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The Gold in the Rock

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0998, Page 236

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Long long ago in the dim past it was known that there was gold hidden in the Brohan rocks.
There was a giant at that time who was very rich and he hid a great deal of gold in a rock. In the rock was a very large hole, he put the gold into this hole and rolled an enormious stone in on it. On this he put a charm and if any man could move it with his arm strength he could take the gold, but if he blew it up with powder that the gold would vanish. He would have to move it before twelve o 'clock at night.
There is a split between the two ricks and is to be seen to the present day.
Similar stories are told of lone bushes, many men believe that there is gold hidden beneath the roots of lone bushes.
Many men went out to dig for gold in the bush field in Knockkragarton but when they reached the roots of the bush they saw that it would take

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Informant
Patrick Farrelly
Gender
male
Address
Croaghan, Co. Cavan
Language
English