School: Coill na Leac

Location:
Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
P. Mac Geibheannaigh

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Coill na Leac | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0976, Page 100

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The blackbird builds her nest in a thorn bush. The nest is made of moss and hay and clay. The blackbird lays four eggs, which are blue in colour, with a white dot on them.
The thrush builds her nest in an old stump of a tree or in a low bush. The nest contains pieces of stick and hay and dry clay. She lays five blue eggs.

Collector
Maggie Coffey
Gender
female
Address
Urney, Co. Cavan
Language
English

When the curlews are whistling it is a sign of rain.
When the c rows are flying low it is a sign of rain.
When the swallows are flying low it is a sign of rain.
When the robins are at the foot of the bushes it is a sign of rain.
When the curlews fly towards the North it is a sign of good weather

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