School: Carrickshedoge (roll number 14996)

Carrickashedoge, Co. Monaghan
C. Ó Conghaile
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0929, Page 190

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0929, Page 190

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  1. Country people have a far better opportunity of studying signs of the weather than the people who dwell in the cities or large towns People who dwell in the towns have no birds no animals or no insects to judge by while to we country dwellers have every opportunity of styding the habits of those birds signs of the weather can be observed by judging by the flight of the wild geese and their habits. The wild geese are winter migratory birds. The come to country in November They come from northern regions where winter means we bound rivers snowy plains and starvation They come to this country because it is warmer than their own country and there is also an abuncance of food here When the wild geese come to this country in large flocks at the first it is the sign of a severe cold winter When they are seen flying around the lake in the evening and uttering loud cries it is a sure sign of rain They are a certain weather guide
    Philip Duffy
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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      1. weather-lore (~6,442)
    Philip Duffy
    Descart, Co. Monaghan