School: Cuan an Bhainigh (Bannow)

Carrick, Co. Wexford
Tomás Breatnach

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Cuan an Bhainigh (Bannow) | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0876, Page 008

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How oft o'er the fields at eve's closing,
With boyhood's companions I have strayed,
Content in its bosom reposing,
Our joys and our paths 'neath the shade.
Sweet bliss ever come with the morrow,
Then life its a pleasure to me,
And now I am leaving in sorrow,
My School mates, dear Bannow and thee.

When the Bar of Bannow roars rain is approaching from the West. When white breakers run along the western side of the Keeragh rain is at hand.
When sea birds congregate in pasture fields and are unusually quiet it is a sign of rain.
When hoar frost (distinctly white) occurs, rain is expected after the third night's frost.
When chimney smoke goes to the ground - rain approaching.
If morning sky is red - rain before night.
A circle round the moon portends rain.
When the wind backs Southward rain is suire to follow,
if to Westward, rain likely. Wind to the North - frosty nature.
To the East in Summer - dry weather; in Winter snow or sleet. East wind persisting generally causes headache.
When woolpacks are seen over the sea it is regarded as a sign of bad weather. When sheep

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