School: Coillte Bó (roll number 15984)

Location:
Kiltybo, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Michael S. Ó Ceallaigh

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Bird-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 354

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The birds that are to be found in the district, are the robin, blackbird, thrush, wren, crow, seagull, swallow, sparrow, grey-linnet, lark and corn-crake. The swallow, corn-crake and cuckoo leave this country and go to another land. The robin builds its nest in the side of a ditch or hedge. The crow builds its nest in a thornbush and the nest is made of sticks and moss. The crows eggs are white with black spots on them.
The bird sits on the eggs about a fortnight. Weather can be judged by the behaviour of the birds.
The swallow when it flies low rain is then expected.

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Collector
Tom King
Gender
male
Address
Cloonmore Lower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mrs King
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Cloonmore Lower, Co. Mayo
Language
English