School: Puttore (roll number 15149)

Location:
Pottore, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Leanna Ní Ghafraidh (Cafferty)

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0223, Page 250

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1. If candlemas day be bright and clear there will be two winters in that year.
2. If the cat sits with her back to the fire it is the sign of storm - and very near the fire the sign of snow.
3. When the cat is washing her face and puts her paws across her ears it is a sign of a down pour of rain.
4. When the cat scratches timber or wood with her paws or nails it is the sign of high winds.
5. When the sun goes down red in Summer it is the sign of good weather.
6. When the sun goes down red in Winter it is the sign of frost.
7. A white road in the sky is the sign of snow.
8. When the sun goes down pale it is the sign of rain.
9. When the mountains or hills look to be a long distance from us it is a sign of fine weather coming.
10. when they seem quite near us it is a sign of coming rain.
11. When there is a blue haze a good sign

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