School: Dromad (roll number 16781)

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

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Signs of the Weather

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0214, Page 016

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When the cat sits with her back to the fire it is a signe of rain.
When a goat crosses water it is a signe of rain.
When a dog eats grass it is a signe of rain.
When swallows fly low it is a signe of rain and when they fly high it is a signe of good weather.
When rats come into the house it is a signe of rain.
Thunder and lightning is a signe of good weather.

Collector
Susan Crowe
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Informant
James Crowe
Gender
male
Age
66
Occupation
farmer
Address
Drumod Beg, Co. Leitrim
Language
English