School: Liatra (roll number 13341)

Location:
Lettera, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Seán Mac Sheoin

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0013, Page 094

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When the moon is pale and has a ring around it, it is a sure sign of rain. The wider the ring, the nearer the rain. It is also a great sign of rain to be able to see the Man in the Moon clearly.
When the sun rises cloudy and later on appears gleamy and if there is a south-westerly wind blowing, rain is expected shortly after mid day. When it goes down red it is a sign of the following day being fine. Rays down from the sun before setting is a sign of rain.
The wind which blows up from Forty Acres brings us dry hard weather which is usually inclined to be frosty. This is a north easterly wind. The south westerly wind from Windchill brings rain. The south-east wind brings dry weather in Summer and often brings snow in Winter.
A swallow flying low is a sign of rain. When sheep are seen grazing very early in the morning rain is expected. The cat sits with her back

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Collector
Annie Morgan
Gender
female
Address
Croaghill, Co. Galway
Informant
John Morgan
Gender
male
Age
68
Occupation
farmer
Address
Croaghill, Co. Galway
Language
English