School: Adamstown (roll number 3755)

Adamstown, Co. Wexford
D. Curtis

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Cailleach na Tuirne

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0900, Page 044

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A little bird comes with the cuckoo and the swallows in Summer.

It usually stays around Carrigbyrne Rock (near Adamstown) during that season, and it is generally known around that locality as the "Calick a Tooma".
( Caileach na Túirne )
It is called that because its cry resembles that of the old spinning wheel when in motion.
It flies very gracefully. It has a small body, a big head, a very short beak, and a big neck. It lays its eggs on the

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