School: Rathwire (C.) (roll number 8416)

Rathwire, Co. Westmeath
Mrs. Caffrey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0727, Page 444

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0727, Page 444

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  3. XML “Signs of Rain”

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  1. The following signs of rain are known in this locality
    If the sun rises red people call it Dublin Red and rain is sure to fall that day.
    If there are rays seen from the sun.
    If the moon is seen on its back.
    If the clouds go quickly across the sky.
    If a circle is seen around the moon.
    If a blue blaze is seen in the ashes.
    If a cat is seen scraping wood.
    If a cat sits with her back to the fire.
    If a dog is seen eating grass.
    If black beetles or "clocks" are seen crawling across
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. weather-lore (~6,442)
    Patricia Whelehan
    Brutonstown, Co. Westmeath