School: Naas (Christan Bros.) (roll number 16708)

Location:
Naas, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
T. Ó Neachtain, S. Ó Súilleabháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776, Page 296

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West and south winds bring rain as they cross the sea ans the east wind brings cold weather. A dark gloomy day with clouds flying low foretells very rainy weather.
If one sees birds flying low he may expect rain, while, if he sees them flying high he may expect good weather. When one sees a cat turn her tail to the fire or a dog eating grass or cattle seeking shelter beside a fence he knows that it is going to rain.
A mist coming down a hill forecasts rain, while one going up a hill foretells fine weather. The sound of water-falls and rivers appears more distant on the approach of rainy weather.
If one sees flies gathering in the kitchen he knows that rain is fast approaching.
If smoke goes up straight rain is not to be expected while if it goes hither and tither rain is to be expected. Soot falling down a chimney is supposed to be a sign of rain.

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Collector
Brendan Ryan
Gender
male
Address
Naas, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mr Ryan
Gender
male
Address
Naas, Co. Kildare
Language
English