Map of treasure buried by Casement in Banna is auctioned

Chorley Casement drawingA treasure map drawn by republican leader Roger Casement has turned up at auction in England. After his arrest in 1916, Casement drew the map, marking the spot where he’d buried gold and silver coins near Banna Strand in Co Kerry. It was long thought the map had been destroyed, but it’s reappeared at auction and has been bought for £7,000 sterling by the Kerry Museum. Casement was executed by the British in August 1916 for attempting to smuggle arms into Ireland.