School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 229

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Heralds of wet weather.

A rainbow in the morning.
A red sky in the morning
Crows fly high and suddenly come gliding head downwards.
Swallows fly low.
Curlews fly inland.
Ducks quack loudly
Crickets sing sharply
Midgets in huge swarms sting and annoy you at sunset.
Dogs get angry and bite the grass.
A ring round the moon and the larger the cirlce the nearer the rain.
Lightning at night.
Black frogs.
Black snails on field paths.
Soot gets wet and falls.
People suffering from rheumatism generally get more painful.
Corn sufferers are attacked by severe pain.
Stars glide across the sky.
Heralds of dry weather.
Curlews fly towards the sea.
When snipes lonely cry is hears.
Fog in the evening is a sign of a following

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Collector
Peadar O Mearáin
Gender
male
Address
Tully, Co. Louth
Informant
Peadar O Mearáin
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Tully, Co. Louth
Language
English