I never heard of gold or silver hidden in this townland (Mountrivers). I heard people say that there was gold hidden in Dunmore Castle (near Doonbeg). There is gold hidden in Doughmore seashore.
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A man was told to look for gold in a hole that was under a bush with a black handle knife. He did as he was told. He began to cut the hole down deep and when he went down a distance it was full of red worms. He said that he would play a trick on a neighbour. He brought some of them in a tin can and threw them over a neighbour's window. The neighbour's coat was on the chair and the worms went into the pockets. When the neighbour got up in the morning ten gold sovereigns fell out of his pocket.
Note: I heard old people say that others looking for hidden money found a large number of "black ciarógs", and in another case,"báirneach shells".
- Tomás Ó Gormáin
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