School: Stackallen (roll number 1309)

Stackallan, Co. Meath
P.T. Mac Gabhann

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nest and there were four eggs in it. The young lark's left the nest soon after they coming out. In this district the small wren is called a scut or a "skotty wran." The yellow hammer is supposed to say a "little bit of bread and no cheese." Another bird that I know of is a little grey bird with a yellow stripe on his head. He comes here in April and is called a Golden Crested wren.

One summer morning and we coming to school I saw a little bird standing on a stone in the river in Mr Rocheford's bottoms.
The bird had a fairly long bill and she had a snow-white breast. Her wings were of a slated colour and her legs were of a faded black colour. When I saw this queer bird I tried to catch her. She swam down the river very fast and she hid under the bank and so I never

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Thomas Martin
Gernonstown, Co. Meath