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 017

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The swallows fly low when it is a sign of rain and the ass turns his back to the ditch. The sky gets dark when rain is due to fall. The soot falls down the chimney and the spiders come out of the cobwebs if it is going to rain. The robin sings out on a bush when it is not going to be wet. The dog sleeps when it is going to rain. The cat washes her face in front of the fire when it is going to be wet.

Collector
Albert Sloane
Gender
male
Age
10
Address
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Informant
John Sloane
Gender
male
Age
55
Occupation
postman
Address
Drumod, Co. Leitrim
Language
English