School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 134

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The jackdaw is not a very big bird. He is very like a crow only the jackdaws head is grey. It is said if you get a young jackdaw and split his tongue he will talk like a parrot. I never heard tell of any body doing this The jackdaw builds his nest is the top of a chimney. People some times pull down the nest because they block the chimney.

Collector
Annie Shannon
Gender
female
Address
Boystown or Baltyboys Upper, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr J. Shannon
Gender
male
Address
Boystown or Baltyboys Upper, Co. Wicklow
Language
English

Ther is a bird by which you know if there is going to be a storm. The robin is one of them. I remember one evening after I coming home from school, I saw a robin standing on the door. I told my Mother to look and she did look. I asked her was that a sign of anything. She said we might have a storm about three day's after we had some snow

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