School: Sraith, Magh Sheasta

Location:
Sragh, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Gormáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0626, Page 018

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Midway between the Shragh New School and the entrance gate to the house of John F. Studdert there is a little gullet where a little white dog appears now and then. He was often seen by the old people of Shragh. It was always a local saying that he guarded a treasure. When he barked the noise he made was like jingling coins. He usually appears in November.

Collector
Tomás Ó hEachaidh
Gender
male
Address
Sragh, Co. Clare
Informant
Micheál Ó hEachaidh
Gender
male
Age
46
Address
Sragh, Co. Clare
Language
English

I will tell you a story of a place not very far from my own house where it is said there is a pot of gold hidden. Whether it is by the people of old or by the good people it was hidden, I do not know. Anyway 'twas my old great-grand-father that dreamt of it three nights after each other but he was too scared to think about digging for it because it was in his dream that this gold was guarded by a very big turkey-cock. The finder was to be let to dig until he touched the pot when the turkey-cock would come from afar off

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