School: Béal Átha an Dá Chab

Ballydehob, Co. Cork
Risteárd Ó Lighin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0291, Page 044

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When the seal is heard crying it is said that we are going to have bad weather. When the swallow flys low, and the dog eats grass it is a sign that we are going to have rain. The madra gaoithe in the sky is a sign of hurricane wind. Whe the clouds are flying fast in the sky it is a sign of a storm. Whe the dust is flying around in circles is is a sign that rain is approaching. It is said that when cows are gadding raid is not far off. When the sun sets with a reddish colour it is a sign of bad weather, and when sun rises with a reddish colour it is a sign of good weather. When there is a circle around the moon it is a sign of rain. A star near the moon is the sign of a storm. The stars winking is is a sign of frosty weather. In this districk the rain falls heaviest with the south west wind. Wind from the north is the sign of frosty weather, and wind from the east is the sign of hard dry

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Cormac O' Donovan
Ballydehob, Co. Cork