School: Cloonkeen Kerrill (roll number 15429)

Location:
Clonkeenkerrill, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Theresa M. Hurley

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0078, Page 300

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The people of this district have many ways of knowing what sort of weather we are going to have
1. When the sun sets red it is the sign of fine weather.
2. When there is a ring around the moon it is a sign of wet weather.
3. When the stars are bright and sparkling it is the sign of frost
4. When the clouds are red it is the sign of a storm.
5. When the sea-gulls fly inland it is the sign of a storm.
6. When the cat sits with his back to the fire it is the sign of wet weather.
7. When the swallows fly low it is the sign of rain.
8. When the North wind blows it is the sign of snow.
9. When the West wind blows it is a sign of rain.
10. When the rainbow spans the sky in the morning it is the sign of rain.
11. When the rainbow spans the sky in the evening it is the sign of fine weather.
12. When the sun sets pale it is the sign of rain.
13. When the sun rises red it is the sign of rain.
14. When the distant hills look night it is the sign of wet weather.

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