School: Grange (roll number 3759)

Location:
Grange, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Tomás de Búrca

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0155, Page 123

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The following are believed to be signs of rain in this locality:-
The apparent nearness of Benbulben Mountains, of Innishmurray Island, and of the Donegal Mountains;
Many small flies in the air on a summer;s evening;
A dog eating grass;
Greyish rays seen from the sun when setting;
Soot falling down the chimney;
The noise of the sea at Staid;
The clouds moving towards to north;
A rainbow at morning;
The sea birds coming in on Carrig na Vean;
A noise in the river when there's no flood in it.

When the following signs appear, good weather is approaching:-
A far-away appearance of Benbulben mountain, Innishmurray and the Donegal mountains;
Swallows flying high;
A robin seated on the top of a bush on a summer's morning;
The noise of the sea at Thor Rock;
The clouds moving towards the south.

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Collector
Kathleen Mc Gowan
Gender
female
Address
Streedagh, Co. Sligo
Collector
Mollie Rooney
Gender
female
Address
Aghagad, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mr Michael Mc Gowan
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Streedagh, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mr James Rooney
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Aghagad, Co. Sligo
Language
English