School: Ednacarnon (roll number 3523)

Location:
Edenacarnan South, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Staráid

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1081, Page 200

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on every drop of blood which fell from our Saviour so that the soldiers would not know what way our Saviour went. That is the reason why the robin has a red breast.

The names of some of the wild birds in this district are :- The Wren, Robin, Blackbird, Swallow, Cuckoo, Thrush, Lark, Seagull, Sparrow, Pigeon and Rook.
The Robin.
The robin is a fairly small bird. It has a green back and a red breast. It is said that the way it got its red breast is that when our Saviour was Crucified it tried ti pull the nails out of his hands. And some of his blood went on its breast and made it red. It builds its nest in a hole in a ditch and it sits on the eggs three weeks.

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Collector
Eliza Elliott
Gender
female
Address
Rathdonnell, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr William Mc Callum
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Rathdonnell, Co. Donegal
Language
English