Small Farmer Discovers Gold in Ballingarry, Co Limerick

Ballingarry, Co Limerick, [date] – Local gossip is abuzz after a small farmer reportedly uncovered a quantity of gold while digging near the graveyard at Kilmacow. This surprising find has sparked much speculation about the possible ancient origin and substantial value of the discovery.

The farmer, identified as Mr. Kett, was working for Ms. Ruddle when he stumbled upon the gold, which comprised a massive gold ring, apparently of ancient design, and two additional fragments of gold. Skepticism abounds regarding the details of this find, with some fearing that rumor has greatly exaggerated the weight and significance of the gold.

It is said that Mr. Kett, likely inspired by tales of Klondyke prospectors, attempted to estimate the potential value of his discovery. However, without extensive corroboration, the veracity of his assessment remains unconfirmed, leading some to suspect it could be mere fantasy, similar to the story of Whang the Miller.

Nevertheless, the community eagerly awaits further details and evidence from experts to determine the true nature of Mr. Kett’s discovery. If validated, this find could have historical and financial implications for the small town of Ballingarry, Co Limerick, bringing it into the spotlight for treasure seekers and history enthusiasts alike.

Northants Evening Telegraph – Friday 08 March 1901

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