School: N. Seosamh, Cill Lasrach (roll number 16289)

Killasser, Co. Mayo
S. Mac Carrghamhna

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 150

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1. A dog eating grass is the sign of rain.
2. A ring round the moon is also a sign of rain.
3. Rain may be expected if Curlew one heard whistling or crow seen flying low.
4. A cat with its tail to the fire is another sign of rain.
5. Stars falling is a sign of rain.
6. Hens picking themselves is also a sign of rain.
7. The crook at the fireplace (crane) being soft soot falling is a sign of rain.
8. Cock roaches make their appearance at the approach of rain.
9. Salt & bacon get soft on the approach of rain.
10. Your corns ache on the approach of rain.
11. If you can't see Croagh Patrick you may expect rain.

Signs of fine weather
1. Red sunset
2. The mionnán aerach
3. Cranes.