School: Cloigeann

Cleggan, Co. Galway
Seán Ó Fathaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0004, Page 313

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weather. If there are bright spots among the clouds in the west a storm may be epected. If there are white clouds called wool-packs or if there isa mackeral sky it is a sign of rain. If the ashes is purple it is a sign of hard weather.
Birds flying low, sea-birds going inland dogs eating grass cats with their backs to fires all signs of bad weather.
If the sky is red in the east in the morning it is a sign of rain. Very high tides and the rocks in the sea dark and dreary bad weather also. If distant hills appear near another sign of rain and also if dust is flying off the roads. If waterfalls are dreary, noisy and foamy bad signs. If one put a piece of sea weed in the garden it remains dry and hard while the weather is fine but gets moist at the approach of rain. One can easily know the approach of a thunder shower in Summer a dark cloud in the east or south east, dead heat and the very rich colour of the crops.

About a forlong from Ballinakill church and about a half mile from Ballinakill cemetary, Saint Gregory's well is situated. It is locally known as Tobar Ceannach. About a mile and a half from the blessed well there is a monument where St Ceannach

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