School: Stackallen (roll number 1309)

Location:
Stackallan, Co. Meath
Teacher:
P.T. Mac Gabhann

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0714, Page 131

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The people used to say that the weather would get like winter after the fair of Skreen. That used to be a very big fair long ago and it used to be held on the 12th of October. When the swans come out of the river it is a sign of heavy frost. When there is a lot of stars in the sky it is a sign of frost. Here are signs of a storm that I heard of: When the wild geese fly to the south it is a sign of a storm. When the dog comes into the house and does not want to go out, it is a sign of a thunder storm. When the dog comes into the house and does not want to go out, it is a sign of a thunder storm. When the crows go up high in the air and come down turning and diving and cawing; when the sun goes down a very wicked red.
When you see a yellow frog it is a sign of good weather. When the fog is in the hollow it is a sign of good weather. When the crows fly high it is a sign

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Collector
Noel Meade
Gender
male
Address
Stackallan, Co. Meath
Language
English