School: Caisleán hAicéid

Location:
Castlehacket, Co. Galway
Teacher:
S. Ó Floinn

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Signs of the Weather from Hills and Mountains, Rivers, Water, Rocks, Dust and Noise

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0025, Page 0022

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Signs of the weather from hills and mountains, rivers, water, rocks dust and noise.
1. If the hills that are far away look near that is a sign of rain.
2. If you hear the noise of a river a great distance away from you, that is a sign of frost.
3. If the rocks dazzle on a sunny day that is a sign of rain.
4. If the dust rises off the road that is a sign of thunder.
5. If you hear the noise of a train at a long distance it foretells good or bad weather. If it makes a rattling noise it foretells rain, but if it runs smoothly along it foretells good weather.

Collector
Josephine Costelloe
Gender
female
Address
Fearagha, Co. Galway
Informant
Thomas Costelloe
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Fearagha, Co. Galway
Language
English