School: Cluain Catha (roll number 16291)

Location:
Clooncah, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Módhráin, Ss. Mac Eoghain

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Bird-Lore

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0252, Page 411

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Birdlore
The birds commonly found in this district are the blackbird, thrush, crow, jackdaw, robin, wren, sparrow, seagull, yellow-hammer, swallow, and cuckoo and several others.
When the weather gets cold some of these migrate to other countries and return again in the Spring or Summer. The principle migratory birds are the swallow and cuckoo. The cuckoo goes to Spain and the swallows to South Africa.
The birds have different ways of building their nests. The blackbird and thrush builds in high trees and the robin builds her nest bushes. The wren builds her nest in a ditch and the sparrow builds her nest in the house eaves. The swallow and jackdaw builds in chimneys and the cuckoo lays her eggs in

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Collector
Rita Sweeney
Gender
female
Address
Clooncah, Co. Roscommon
Informant
Michael Sweeney
Gender
male
Age
72
Address
Ballyduffy, Co. Roscommon
Language
English