School: An Scairbh (B.)

Location:
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Seosamh Mac Siúrdáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0591, Page 097

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When the Danes were in Ireland they owned a great mill at a place called Kylefraine, only one mile from Scariff. They also were the owners of great wealth and when Brian Boru came to hunt them they were supposed to have hidden their treasure in Meenross bog.
On the spot where the gold was hidden a house was built for a widow who had a son who was deaf and dumb. For that reason the gold was never looked for. Later on the woman and her son died.
There lived, in the spot where the old mine was, a man who dreamt of the gold and the spot where it was. He went to dig for the treasure and in doing so came to a metal plate in the ground. Just as he was going to lift it a woman dressed in white

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Collector
Seán Ó Briain
Gender
male
Address
Drewsborough, Co. Clare
Informant
Pat Rodgers
Gender
male
Age
49
Address
Scarriff, Co. Clare
Language
English