School: Breaffy (roll number 15555)

Location:
Breaghwy, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Peadar Ó Catháin

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Weather Signs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0147, Page 192

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The signs of rain are,
1. If there is a rainbow in the morning.
2. If there is a blue flame in the fire.
3. If the sky is red in the east.
4. If the clouds are being blown very fast.
5. The cat scratches the chairs or tables.
6. If the goats come down from the mountain.
7. The hens gather under bushes.
8. The swallows fly low.
9. Sea birds come in from the sea.
10. If Mount Neifin is covered with clouds.

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Informant
Mr John Ginley
Gender
male
Address
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Language
English