School: An Clochán (B)

Location:
Clifden, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br. Angelo Mac Shámhais

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Weather Signs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 083

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When the stars are twinkling it is the sign of frost. When swallows fly high it is the sign of good weather and bad weather when they fly low. When blue light is in the fire it is the sign of rain. When a mountain far away is seen it is the sign of bad weather. When a cat scrapes the leg of a table or a chair there is a storm to come. When a dog eats grass it is the sign of rain. When a cat puts her paw over there is a flood to come in three days. When red is in the West it is the sign of good weather, and when it is in the North it is the sign of bad weather.

Collector
Connie Mc Grath
Gender
female
Informant
Mr J. Toole
Gender
male
Age
51
Address
Fakeeragh, Co. Galway
Language
English