School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

Location:
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Millicent "Nuabhroinn"

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Local Beliefs Regarding the Weather

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 015

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When a Aurora borealis is seen it is a sign of destruction. If the oak buds before the ash it is a sign of a splash. If the ash buds before the oak it is a sign of a good soak. March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers. A red sky at night is the shepherds delight, but a red sky in the morning is the shepherds warning.

Collector
Netta Thornton
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Derrycarne Demesne, Co. Leitrim
Informant
Henry Thornton
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
carpenter
Address
Derrycarne Demesne, Co. Leitrim
Language
English