School: St Anne's, Easkey (roll number 13968)

Easky, Co. Sligo
Cáit Nic Eoin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0165, Page 142

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Weather Lore
Signs for Snow
1. When the weather is bitterly cold you can look out for a fall of snow.
2. This is a sure sign for snow when you see a flock of sheep cuddled together.

Signs for Thunder and Lightning
1. If you don't hear the birds singing you will have big thundering and lightning.
2. Or if there is no sound from anything it is a great sign for thunder and lightning.
Signs for Storm
1. When there is a ring round the moon it is the sign of a storm, but the further out the ring the nearer the storm.
2. People say when there is a blue flame in the fire it is the sign of a storm.
3. A sure sign of a storm is when you see the Northern Lights in the sky.
4. Another sign for a storm is when you see the seagulls come to land in search of food. Another sign is when the clouds move quickly.

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Annie Morrison
Fortland, Co. Sligo