School: Beanna (roll number 9524/5)

Banna West, Co. Kerry
Mícheál Ó Cearbhaill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0414, Page 270

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Weather Lore

If a cat washes its face or turns its back to the fire rain is near.
If there is a circle round the moon it is the sign of fog.
The swallows flying low a sure sign of rain.
A red sun-set, the sea birds flying towards the ocean or a blue and clear sky is a good sign of fine weather.
When the seagulls leave the ocean and come inland it is the sign of a storm at sea.
A red sky in the west is the sign that we will have a storm.
When the geese fly against the wind is the sign of storm.
When a cement floor gets damp it is the sign of rain.
When the spiders creep out of their cobwebs and the crickets sing we are near rain.
For frost the stars are very bright in the sky.
The sky looks very dark when there is going to be thunder.
When flocks of crows fly low it is the sign of rain.
When the rainbow appears in the sky it is the sign of foggy rain.
When the soot in the chimney is wet it is the sign of rain.
You may expect bad weather if a seagull perch in a field.
When you hear the train at a long distance the weather is sure to keep fine.

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