School: Baile Ruadh (Cailíní)

Location:
Ballyroe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Fhearghail

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Bird-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 205

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The birds commonly found in our district are the Curlew, Goldfinch, Owl, Green Linnet, Robin, Wren, Crane, Crow, jackdaw, Rook, Thrush, Sparrow, snipe, Widgeon, Tom Tit, Bullfinch, Grouse, Pheasant, Magpie, Lapwing, Yellow hammer, Starling, Gull, Golden Plover, Hawk, Wilduck, Patridge, Swan, Wagtail, Waterhen.
They all build their nests in different places. For example the jackdaw builds on chimney tops of sticks, pieces of turf, wool, and hair.

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Collector
Róisín Ní Chadhain, Rose Coyne
Gender
female
Address
Carrowroe, Co. Galway
Informant
Seán Ó Cadhain
Gender
male
Age
circa 60
Address
Carrowroe, Co. Galway
Language
mixed