School: Ceathrú na hAille (Carnahallia) (roll number 7416)

Cahernahallia, Co. Tipperary
Máirtín Ó Madadhain
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0540, Page 327

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  1. Bird Lore
    The swallows are always her ei Ireland at this time of the year and are now busy building their nests. First they put plaster like mortar. Then hay and moss finishing the inside with hairs and feathers a cosy nest then to lay in an hatch out young ones; So very busy feeding them to be ready for flight to a foreign warmer climate as winter approaches. The usually build their nests in the inside of roofs of hay barns or cow sheds where they get plenty seeds. It is always noted that at hay making time if swallows fly very high the weather will keep find and dry if they fly near the ground it is sure to come wet. It is always said Robin Red breast got it's name by taking a huge thorn out of our Blessed Lord's head at the time of his passion. The cuckoo is usually heard telling of his approach about the end of April and is too lazy to build it's nest only lays in a blackbirds nest and when the eggs are hatched the cuckoo throws out the young
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