School: Gort na Gaoithe (roll number 14218)

Location:
Windfield, Co. Galway
Teacher:
M. Ó Lócháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0046, Page 0023

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1) When the sky looks red at night it is the sign of a storm.
When the hills seem to be near you, it is the sign of wet weather, and when far away, fine weather.
2) When dust on road-way rises with the wind is the sign of wet weather.
3) If insects are seen creeping on the road, it fortells rain.
When smoke goes up straight from chimney, if sut falls down from it, or if a blue lights is seen in the fire, rain is expected.

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The only person I heard of that could catch hares and rabbits by running after is John Carty of Toomard.

1) The only person I heard of that could catch hares and rabbits by running after is John Carty of Toomard.
2) The best walker I heard of is Patrick Mannion who often walked to Dublin in two days.
3) Thomas Noone about two and a half miles north of this school who could mow about 7 rds in one day was the best mower in this district. There was often

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Collector
Maudie Clarke
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Newvillage, Co. Galway
Informant
Martin Clarke
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Address
Newvillage, Co. Galway
Language
English