School: Drong (roll number 15699)

Drung, Co. Donegal
Seán P. Mac Gabhann

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1117, Page 151

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Weather Lore.
People in this country are always taking about the weather. I suppose it is because the weather is always changing. People usually when there is going to be rain by the behaviour of the cats and dogs, and other animals, or by the sky, and also by the predictions for each month in "Old Moore's Almanac", and by various ways.
When the sun us setting, and if the colour of the sky is red it is a sign of good weather, but if the sky is a coppery colour opposite where the sun is setting it is the sign of bad weather. If the seals are seen close to the shore or if they are heard roaring it is a true sign of a change. When the seagulls are seen on the land it indicates a change because they come on to the land looking for their food when the shore becomes muddied by the rough seas. A very true saying about

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Michael Mc Ghee
Quigley's Point, Co. Donegal