School: Caimthír (Camphire), Ceapach Chuinn (roll number 15129)

Location:
Camphire, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Nóra Bean Uí Chradóig

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0636, Page 314

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is the sign of a fine day but to see it going towards tallow is the sign of a bad day.
[?] on the road denote rain.
When winged ants and mosquitoes are seen on the road, it forecasts wet weather.
If smoke goes straight up into the air it is a sign of dry weather, but if it is turning to the ground it is a sign of wet weather.

Rays from the sun is a sign of rain.
A ring round the moon is a sign of rain.
A great number of stars in the sky is a sign of frost.
Black clouds towards the south-east brings rain.
A rainbow in the morning brings showers during the day.
When the swans come in from the sea a storm is expected.
When the cat turns his back to the fire and the dog lies in the ashes, rain is expected.
A large number of ants on the road, rain is expected.

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Informant
Tomás Ó Núnáin
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
70
Occupation
feirmeoir
Address
Camphire, Co. Waterford
Language
English