School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Seán Ó Réid

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Bird-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 048

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There are a lot of birds in this district that come to us for the good weather and when the cold weather comes they fly away to warmer countries for the winter
there are a lot of wild birds in this district. Namely; The Crow, the Curlew, the Magpie, the blackbird, the Robin, the Sparrow, the Wren, the Thrush, and a lot of other ones.
The Cuckoo comes in the last days of April and she goes in July when the weather is getting cold.
She never makes a nest but she lays an egg in the larks nest. There is always a few birds after the Cuckoo, she is a hawk and they are always chasing her. The swallows leaves this country in the winter time and come back to us in the summer time. They generally come back to the same place as they were in the Summer before. They build their nests in the eaves of houses, or inside in out-Houses

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Collector
Margaret Jobe
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Rathmore, Co. Longford
Informant
Patrick Mulvey
Gender
male
Age
42
Address
Rathmore, Co. Longford
Language
English