School: Mostrim (B.) (roll number 2083)

Location:
Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Richard Hyland

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Folklore - Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0770, Page 275

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When it is going to rain you will see "suckers" from the sun and it would look very watery looking and cloudy.
When you see a circle around the moon or when it is clouded or the stars muddy or rolling in the sky then it is sign that there is going to be rain or a storm.
If you see the cattle or sheep eating quickly in the morning you are sure of rain. Another sign of rain is when the crows alight on wires or rails or bridges in clusters or if the cat is lying near the fire or the dog eating grass or the curlews shouting we know it is going to rain.
The wind from the south is supposed to bring the most rain. We know that rain is coming when there is a blue blaze in the fire or when the wild geese are roving

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Collector
Sean Nolan
Gender
male
Address
Lisnagrish, Co. Longford
Informant
Elizabeth Nolan
Gender
female
Age
60
Address
Lisnagrish, Co. Longford
Language
English