School: Gallbhaile (roll number 1316)

Location:
Galbally, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Mícheál L. Mac Murchadha

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0902, Page 067

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It is said that January 14th is either the coldest or the wettest day of the year.
As long as the thrush sings before Candlemas day it will cry the same length after it. If the cat lies in the sun in February it will creep to the hearth stone in March.

When March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb; or if it comes in like a lamb it goes out like a lion.
A wet March makes a bad harvest.
If apple trees bloom in March you will have no apples.
The worst weather comes on the borrowed days of the first 11 days of April.
If it thunder on All Fools Day it brings good crops of corn and hay.
June if sunny brings harvest early.
Swithen's Day (15th July) if thou thus rain,
Forty days it will remain,
Swithen's Day if thou be fair,

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Collector
Clement Doyle
Gender
male
Address
Garranstackle, Co. Wexford
Informant
Thomas Mulligan
Gender
male
Age
65
Address
Garranstackle, Co. Wexford
Language
English