School: Gortnessy (roll number 7235)

Location:
Gortinessy, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
M. Nic Sheáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1030, Page 322

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Riddle: What’s full and holds more?
Answer: A pot full of potatoes when you pour water in.
R: Forty sheep went through a gap and forty followed that, the shepherd and his dog how many feet was that?
A: Two.
R: Seven times throughout the day a porter’s load I bear and every time I am loaded all the family is there.
A: A Table.

Signs of the weather as observed in the sky—
When there is “goats hair” in the sky it is a sign of rain. When there is a rainbow in the sky it is a sign of rain.

The wind at certain points.—
The west wind brings the most rain and storm. When the wind comes from the north it is a sign of good weather.
Birds and animals as weather omens.—
When the birds fly high in the air it is a sign of good weather but when they skim across the ground it is a sign

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Collector
Ernest Crawford
Gender
male
Address
Cullion, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mr B. Crawford
Gender
male
Age
59
Address
Cullion, Co. Donegal
Language
English