School: Ballyhogue

Location:
Ballyhoge, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Mrs. Margaret Cahill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0902, Page 197

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The wild birds in Ballyhogue are the wren, the black-bird, the crow, the soarrow, the white black-bird, the tom-tit, the yellow-hammer, the polly-white-wing, the woodquest, the willy-wag-tail, the magpie, the linnet, the robin, the corn-crake, the lark, the thrush, the hack, the seagull, the chaffinch, the swallow, the snipe, the woodcock, and the black-stairs.
The most of them go away in September and others in November and December. They come back in April, May and June.

When the blackstairs come down from the Mountains it is said it is going to snow, When the seagulls come from the sea it is the sign of rain.

Collector
Mary E. Kavanagh
Gender
female
Informant
Patrick Kavanagh
Gender
male
Age
54
Informant
Brigid Kavanagh
Gender
female
Age
55
Language
English

(a) The Robin stays with us all the year round she is a friendly little bird.
The robin builds her nest in a hole in the ditch and she builds it with moss. She lays five eggs the eggs are spotted. She sets for about three weeks. When the young birds come out she feeds them on worms.
(B) The colour of the wren is brown she

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