School: Baile Treasna, Caisleán Mumhan (Ballytarsney) (roll number 15970)

Ballytarsna (Hackett), Co. Tipperary
Seán Ó Freathaile

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Piseoga - Weather Signs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0554, Page 100

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Pishogues. Weather signs.
Signs of Bad Weather.
1. The swallows flying low.
2. The dog chewing grass.
3. The soot falling down the chimney.
4. The wild geese flying to the Bog. (wet)
5. The distant hills looking nigh.
6. Curlews calling or duck quacking.
7. The cat with his tail to the fire.
8. The sheep go to the shelter.
9. A rainbow in the morning.
10. Morning red or evening grey.
11. Crows noisy and flying low in the evening.
12. Clouds coming down the mountains at morning.
13. A circle around the moon at night.
14. The sea-gulls coming into the land.
15. When animals turn their backs to the wind.
Signs of Good Weather.
1. Evening red and morning grey.
2. Crows flying high going home in the evening.
3. Swallows flying high.
4. The house weeping.
5. The fire burning bright.
6. Clouds or fog going up the mountain at morning.
7. The hills clear and bright.
8. The wild geese going to the river.

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