School: Gleann Éada (roll number 8537)

Location:
Glenade, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Bean Uí Mhaolaith

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0189, Page 061

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When sheep ascend the mountain tops in the evening it is a sign of good weather. When drops of water hang from the bushes people say it is a sign of frost. When the floor is damp and wet there will be good weather. Ants on the road in Summer foretell rain. Red over the sea is a sign of good weather. Stars twinkling in the sky and cars heard at a distance portend frost. The loud peal of the chapel bell is a sign of good weather. When the houses are visible in Donegal it is a sign of (stom) storm. When the stones sparkle in the rocks it is a sign of rain. The mist moving from the lake is a sign of rain. When there is a thick fog in the valley it is supposed to foretell high wind. When the roaring of the waves from the sea is heard it predicts snow. When live coals in the fire are of a blue colour it foretells rain. When the chimney blows back the smoke it is a sign of frost.

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Collector
Bean Uí Mhaolaith
Gender
female
Occupation
teacher
Address
Glenade, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Pat Mc Nulty
Gender
male
Address
Carrowduff, Co. Leitrim
Language
English
Location
Glenade