School: Killinaboy (roll number 12557)

Killinaboy, Co. Clare
Donncha Ó Céilleachair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0614, Page 303

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Signs of rain: To hear the Clab rouring loudly. This clob is a hole into which the river Fergus tumbles, and flows underground for half a mile. It is in the townland of Cahermacon.

Collected by: – Nora Ní Chasadaigh, Ballycashen
Told by: – Tomás Ó Casadaigh, Ballycashen (her father)
(60 years)

Signs of a frost: The smoke ascending very straight, a robin perched on the sill of a window.

Collected by: - Máire Ní Fhógartaigh, Poundtown
Told by: – Tomás Ó Fógartaigh, Poundtown, (her father)
(55 years)

Signs of rain: The sky becomes dark and gloomy; the cattle run from the flies, the frogs are heard croaking in drains and marsh, the West Clare train makes great noise.

Collected by: - Tadhg Ó Diolúin, Crossard.
Told by: – Martin Mac Mahon, Crossard, (his grandfather)
(66 years)