School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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Stories about Birds

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 146

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In my district there are many stories connected with the wild birds.
It is said that when a swift flies clapping his wings against the window it is a sign of snow.
When a raven flies thrice around the house and squeals it is a sign that somebody in the house will die soon.
I a man is going to the bog and meets a grouse it is a sign that he will have bad luck in the bog that day.
Some people say when a cat catches an owl

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Collector
Albert Murphy
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
Mrs Rourke
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
female
Age
71
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English