School: Kildangan (C.) (roll number 2292)

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    5th January 1939 Bird Lore
    Taken from:- Bridie Carroll Kildangan Co Kildare
    Some birds give us weather signs. When you hear the curlews calling it is a sign of rain.
    Some people take signs from the magpie:-
    "One for sorrow
    Two for joy
    Three for a wedding
    Four to die
    Five for silver
    Six for gold
    Seven for a secret
    but never told.
    Taken from:- Marianne Brady Lughill Monasterevan Co Kildare.
    Old Irish people have funny beliefs about birds. They say that if a swallow flies in on the door the occupants will hear good news; and that if a robin flies in they will hear bad news.
    There is another old fable told about the magpie that one time he was a beautiful bird - all different coloured feathers, but when Our Lord was being crucified the magpie flew past and called out "Crucify Him" "Crucify Him".
    From that on his color was changed to black
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. seánra
      1. scéalta (~478)
        1. scéalta cráifeacha (~1,085)
    2. gníomhairí (~1)
      1. seanchas ainmhithe (~1,185)
        1. seanchas na n-éan (~2,478)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Bridie Carroll
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Cill Daingin, Co. Chill Dara
  2. Taken from:- Marianne Brady Lughill Monasterevan Co Kildare.
    Old Irish people have funny beliefs about birds. They say that if a swallow flies in on the door the occupants will hear good news; and that if a robin flies in they will hear bad news.
    There is another old fable told about the magpie that one time he was a beautiful bird - all different coloured feathers, but when Our Lord was being crucified the magpie flew past and called out "Crucify Him" "Crucify Him".
    From that on his color was changed to black
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.