School: Corr Odhar (roll number 14701)

Location:
Corrower, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Aibhistín Ó Coinnigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 449

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The following is a rhyme about the weather:-
Evening red and morning grey,
Is the sure sign of a fine day
But evening grey and morning red
Makes the sailor shake his head.

Told by Anthony Melody, Currower.

If a man sees a black frog when he is digging, there will be wet, stormy weather.

Most people like to see a wet Winter, because it forecasts a fine Summer.
It is a sign of a fine year, to see birds, and especially crows and rooks building nests high up on a tree. If they build low in the tree it is a sign of a wet year.
Rain is coming, and also a wet month, if the new moon is lying on its back. It is said to be "holding the water".
At full moon, of you go out, you

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Collector
Maureen Cunney
Gender
female
Address
Corrower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Anthony Melody
Gender
male
Address
Corrower, Co. Mayo
Informant
Francis Doherty
Gender
male
Address
Corrower, Co. Mayo
Language
English