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.

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When the curlews are whistling it is a sign of rain.

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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Collector
Mary Masterson
Gender
female
Address
Inishbeg, Co. Cavan
Language
English