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Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0777, Page 122

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A fog in the morning is the sign of a lot of rain. If the month of August be dry we will have a hard winter.
If the birds gather together and sing it is a sign of a cold winter.
If February fine March will be wet.
A Shower in July is worth a plough of oxen.
A dry summer never begs its bread.
A fog on an August morning betokens rain.
A cool August following a hot July betokens a hard winter.
A warm dry August betokens a snowy winter.
Never eat a blackberry after Michaelmas Day, as the devil spits on them.
When oak trees bend with snow in January good crops may be expected.
All the months in the year will curse a fair February.
If a cat lies in the sun in February, she'll creep to the hearthstone in March.
Cut thistles in June, they'll come again soon cut them in July, they may die.

May Corcoran
Bostoncommon, Co. Kildare