School: An Clochar, Dún Mór

Location:
Dunmore East, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Siúracha na Trócaire

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0652, Page 160

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making a roaring noise.

When you can see what seem to be a mans face in the moon its a sign of broken weather.
A watery sun.
A number of bright stars depict frosty weather.
When the cat scratches his claws on wood and when he runs around blind from place to place it is the sure sign of a gale.
When the cows come home early and when a white cow stands by a ditch.
When a hen picks any part of her body particularly her leg.
When sea gulls fly inland to a green field and perch.
Birds flying low forecast rain.
When the curlew is heard calling, rain is near.
When a dog eats grass.
It is the sign of a storm when the sheep go to the sheltry side of the ditch and lie down with their backs to the shelter.
When a sow gathers her bedding with her mouth and puts it in a corner in her sty bad weather is near and she wants to have a dry bed when the weather is bad.
When there is grey frost on the ground in the morning it is the sign of rain.

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Collector
Mary Flynn
Gender
female
Address
Portally, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mrs Power
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Age
over 70
Address
Portally, Co. Waterford
Informant
Mary O' Shea
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Coxtown West, Co. Waterford
Language
English