School: Clochar na Trócaire, An Clochán

Clifden, Co. Galway
An tSr. M. Peadar

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 412

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1. When the swallows fly low rain is approaching
2. When the swallows fly high fine weather is to be expected

3. When the crows fly in "rings" a storm is near
4. It is a sign of storm to hear the sea birds screeching and to see them flying inland
5. If the robins go into the house a snowstorm is near
6. The sheep gather into valleys when a storm is approaching
7. If rain falls on St. Swithen's day it will rain every day for forty days
8. If the hills are visible in the distance this a sign of fine weather
9. If a cow is seen on the top of a mountain fine weather may be expected
10. It is a sign of good weather to hear the crickits singing
11. Good weather may be expected if the bees are humming
12. A rainbow in the morning indicates a storm a rainbow in the evening is a sign of fine weather
13. If the moon has a ring around it this is a sign of bad weather
14. White fleecy clouds are a sign of fine weather
15. The local believe is, if a farmer has an extra heavy

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Mary Gibbons
Clifden, Co. Galway