School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

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

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 148

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The blackbird and the thrush can prophecy the sort of Spring. If these birds are heard singing late in the winter it is a sign of a bad Spring.
I heard that this is how the robin got her red breast: When Our Lord was dying on the on the Cross the robin saw Him and was very sorry for Him. He flew to Our Lord's Head and tried to pull out a thorn. A drop of blood from Our Lord's Head fell on her breast and from that day the robin always has a red breast.

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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