School: Drumlish (C.) (roll number 10023)

Drumlish, Co. Longford
Brigid Lacy

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One day a travelling woman called Peggy the Sojer came in, and she was wonderous wise. After getting a charity, she said: "That's not your child. Do what I tell you. Take the fire-shovel and besom and sweep that out and throw it on the dung-hill". The youngster roared like a bull, but she swept her out and threw her on the dung-hill. And there it was only a bunch of boughalan bwee, and a will-o-the-wisp came whirling along, and whirled it away. But nevermore did the poor old woman see her little babby, that was jolly and fat, and sang like a lark.

Rita Murphy,
Cloonmacart, Drumlish.

The signs of fine weather are: A clear sky, warm air and gentle south or east winds.
A golden sunset is a good sign; and "a misty morning brings a sunny day".
A rainbow in the evening presages fine weather. A rainbow in the morning is a sign of rain; also dark heavy clouds, a sudden cooling of the air and W. or S.W winds. The "changes of the moon" are expected

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Willliam Lacy
Drumlish, Co. Longford