School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

Location:
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Sr E. Clarke

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 074

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When the crows chatter it is the sign of rain.
If the wind blows the dust about it is the sign of a storm.
The south west winds bring most rain to our district.
The sheep come down from the hills.the cat sits with her back to the fire,the wind blows and it gets colder when rain is near.
When the soot falls down the chimney it is the sign of rain.
When the swallow flies low and the peacock cries it is the sign of rain.
When the mountains look near it is the sign of rain.
When the ducks begin to quack rain is near,
Animals looking for shelter is a sign of rain.

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Collector
Eileen Downes
Gender
female
Informant
John Downes
Gender
male
Address
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Language
English