School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 477

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Some people are able to know the kind of weather to expect by looking at the sun, moon and stars or clouds. Some people say if the sun rises watery looking, it is the sign of bad weather and if it sets rosy it is a sign of fine weather. If there is a ring around the moon we are to expect wet weather. If the stars are shining brightly or shooting across the sky it is a sure sign of frost. If you see a cat with her back to the fire or a dog eating grass, it is a sign of wet weather. If the birds are flying high it is a sign of fine weather and if low we can expect stormy weather. If a mountain appears to be near, it is also a sign of wet weather.

Collector
Brigid Davis
Gender
female
Address
Clare More, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Patrick Davis
Gender
male
Age
45
Address
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Language
English