School: Breac-chluain (roll number 13147)

Location:
Brackloon, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Liam Ó Seachnasaigh

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0001, Page 392

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If the sun sets in a cloud, it is the sign that the following day will be wet.
If the sun is red when setting, it is the sign that the following day will be fine.
If the swallows fly low, it is the sign that the weather approaching will be wet.
If the rafters begin to creek it is the sign of a storm.
If the rays of the son go upwards toward the sky, it is the sign of fine weather.
If there is a circle round the moon it is the sign that the following day will be wet.
If there is a rainbow in the sky in the evening it is the sign that the following day will be fine.
If the midges are very plentiful it is the sign of rain.
If a black frog is seen it is the sign of bad weather.
If the wild geese fly from the north to the south it is the sign of frost.
If the far off mountains look near, it is the sign of wet weather.
If the cat was lying with his back to the fire it is the sign of wet weather.

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Informant
Patrick Hynes
Gender
male
Age
circa 70
Language
English