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- Once upon James Gormley of Cummeen Elphin in the Co. Roscommon dreamed of a hidden treasure. The treasure was supposed to be a pot of gold. It was hidden in the ruins of an old castle beside a lake not far from James's home on the lands of Brian Dowd in Cummeen. In the dream he was told to go to Mass on such a Sunday and to leave at the Elevation of the Host and to take a man with him whom he could trust. He was also told to bring two hazel rods and a spade with him and that the treasure was watched by a fierce eel. When he would reach the place he was to dig in a certain spot until he would come to a flat lid of iron. When the iron would be taken away the eel would leave, but if he went to attack him to make a circle round him with one of the hazel rods . Then the eel would never leave that circle until he would die, then he would get the gold. But James was afraid of the eel and never went for the gold, so it remained hidden there still.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.