School: Tulach an Iarainn (B.)

Tallow, Co. Waterford
Proinnsias Ó Laoghaire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0639, Page 10

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Near the road between Tallow and Youghal two jars of gold are supposed to be hidden. A king was buried long ago and the gold was buried with him. Men dug it but found only one broken jar. They could not find the other as there was a heap of stones on it. This hidden gold was centuries ago. When a king used be buried long ago a heap of stones used to be put on him. They tried to get the other jar but could not.


In years gone by Ireland was full of robbers who put the gold they stole in crocks. These crocks were buried in different parts of the country. If these robbers were caught they were hanged

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