School: Clochar na Trócaire, Inis (roll number 7315)

Ennis, Co. Clare
Máire Ní Dhomhnalláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0610, Page 196

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of snow but the surest sign of it is two cows lying down with their backs together.
When the wind comes from the north-east it is always a sign of snow.
If sheep are seen near a tree with their backs turned towards it is a sure sign of snow.
When the smoke out of chimneys goes up straight into the sky we can be sure of snow.
If numerous flies are seen out in the evenings when the weather is cold snow is nearly always at hand.
When the sky is very brown and when an easterly wind is blowing we can always be sure of snow.
Snow is always at hand when the seagulls come inland and when they screech very loud.
When the surface of the road becomes suddenly dry it is also a great sign of snow.
At sunset if the whole horizon is of a red colour we can be sure of snow in a few days time.

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Mary O' Riordan