Birds of Ireland – The Swallow.  An Fáinleog


A4 or A3 print of the Swallow

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The Swallow is a popular weathervane in Irish folklore. It was generally believed that if the swallows flew high in the sky, then the weather was going to be good. If they flew low on the horizon, the opposite was true. If Swallows arrived early in the season, the summer would be good, but only if they came in sufficient numbers. If they were few, then the weather would be mixed. As an aside, you must never let a Swallow gather your hair clippings for its nest. If it does, you’ll have headaches all summer long!

Additional information

Frame option

Unframed, Black frame, White frame


300mm x 400mm (12in x 16in), 400mm x 500mm (16in x 20in)

About the Prints

Súileir original prints are printed on premium stock acid-free Canson Lustre paper and mounted with Larson Juhl acid-free archival mount board. They are mounted with a bevelled mount and carefully framed with handcrafted solid wood bevelled frames. All our wooden frames use wood sourced from sustainable forests. Many of our prints are digitally signed and embossed with our signature seal.

To keep your print as safe as possible, we use high-quality clear perspex glazing on our shipped framed prints. On our click-and-collect prints, we use 2mm clear float glass. All our unframed prints are sent flat, with bevelled mount, backing board and print sleeve. All framed and unframed prints are wrapped in tissue paper with a branded card and carefully placed in cardboard boxes with our branded stamp and labels, making our prints an ideal gift.

About the Photographer

Roger O’Reilly