School: Teach Chaoin (C.) (roll number 6681)

Location:
Tagheen, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bríd, Bean Uí Áinlighe

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Signs of the Weather

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0096, Page 112

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There are many signs by which we know when there is going to be a change in the weather. For instance when it is going to rain the clouds look black and low and the sun is pale, there is a yellow ring around the moon, the distant hills look near, the soot melts and falls down, the crickets sing loudly, and the flies come down near the earth, and the fishes swim on top of the water to catch them, and the swallows fly very low they almost touch the earth and the crow flys with her head downwards as if she were going to fall, the ducks quack loudly as if they were giving an invitation to the rain. The dog begins to eat grass and he is very drowsy, the cat sits on the hearth and turns his back to the fire and washes his face. The walls are

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Collector
Kathleen Mc Hugh
Gender
female
Address
Drumshinnagh, Co. Mayo
Informant
Mr James Mc Hugh
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
67
Address
Drumshinnagh, Co. Mayo
Language
English