School: Gearrbhaile (Garbh-dhoire?) (roll number 12110)

Location:
Garbally, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Mícheál Mac Giollabháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0077, Page 190

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Weather Lore

Signs of rain
When the animals come down from the top of the hills
When soot falls down
When the frog changes his colour from yellow to black
When the cows are lying on the land and facing towards the west
When the sun rises red in the morning.
Signs of fine weather
When the sun is red in the evening
When the crows are flying high
When the streams are loud in a frosty morning.
Heard from :- Thomas Connelly, age 55 years, Ballinamona, Menlough

Folk-Lore

Signs of rain
When the crane lies by a stream with a hump on her back.
When the cat sits with his tail to the fire.
When the snail creeps about at night.
When the sea-gull flies about screaming.
Signs of fine weather
If the rust rises from the road and stays still in the air.
When the bees fly away from their nests.
When the bat flies about the house.

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Informant
Michael Costello
Gender
male
Age
52
Address
Ballynamona, Co. Galway
Language
English