School: Cillín Dubh (roll number 9691)

Location:
Killeenduff, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seán Ó Ceallaigh

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0165, Page 268

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Weather Lore
People say that if you see the cat scraping the leg of the chair it is a sign of bad weather.
When you see a ring round the moon it is also a sign of bad weather.
If you see smoke in a house it is a sign of frost.
It is said that when you hear the crickets chirping it is a sign of rain.
In this locality people say that if there comes a shower and if you see the donkey turning his back to it that it is a sign that the rest of the day will be wet.
If you see the fire burning very brightly it is a sign of snow.
When you see the birds gathering around the door it is a sign of snow also.
When you see the birds gathering around the door it is a sign of rain also.
When you see soot falling from the chimney it is also a sign of rain.
When the Ox mountains look near it is a sign of bad weather and when they look far away it is a sign of

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Collector
Annie M. Kilcullen
Gender
female
Address
Killeenduff, Co. Sligo
Informant
Mrs J. Kilcullen
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
45
Address
Killeenduff, Co. Sligo
Language
English