School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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The Hidden Treasure

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 02_011

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There is a fort a short distance from the ruin of the Church of Keelmacada. It is called "The Bacús" which means in English an urn. According to tradition this Urn is supposed to contain a lump of gold in the shape of a pig.
Several people explored it but the pig was never found. It is said that the owner of the land in which it is situated attempted to clear away the place but he found

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Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Informant
Ned Flahive
Gender
male
Age
80
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Language
English