School: Na Creaga

Location:
Creggs, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Breandáin

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Folklore - Weather Signs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0015, Page 266

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To hear a curlew whistling is a sign of rain.
When the crows are flying low it is a sign of rain.
When the horse stands against the ditch it is a sign of rain.
When the sun goes down red, it is a sign of rain.
When there is a ring round the moon it is a sign of rain.
When the sky is red it is a sign of rain.
When the sky is clouded, it is a sign of wind.
When there is a fog, it is the sign of fine weather.
When the soot is falling, it is a sign of rain.
Another sign of rain is to see a blue blaze in the fire.

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Collector
Ciss Cunniffe
Gender
unknown
Address
Creggauns, Co. Galway
Informant
Mrs Cunniffe
Gender
female
Address
Creggauns, Co. Galway
Language
English