School: An Cheathrú Mhór

Location:
Carrowmore, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
P. Ó Glacáin

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Signs of the Weather

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0141, Page 126

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Signs of the Weather 10.1.37

1. Name of the person I got the story from: John Mulloy
2. Address: Killogeary Carrowmore-Lacken
3. Age: 64 years
4. Occupation: Farming
5. Birth place: Killogeary
6. Where he spent his life: Lacken
7. The date this was written 10. 1. 37
The Story
1. A blue light on the fire is the sign of bad weather.
2. When a frog changes his coat from a brown colour to a golden colour is a sign of dry weather.
3. When the cricket changes from a sharp tone to a mild tone is the sign of dry weather.
4. When there are red clouds south east in the morning it is the sign of bad weather.
5. When a well fed dog begins to eat grass it is the sign of dry weather.
6. When the lark is soaring high in the sky it is the sign of dry

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Collector
Eileen Mulloy
Gender
female
Informant
John Mulloy
Gender
male
Age
64
Occupation
farmer
Address
Killogeary, Co. Mayo
Language
English