School: Baile Máirtín, Muine Beag

Location:
Ballymartin, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Bean an Bhreathnaigh

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0904, Page 598

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When rain is but a short way ahead the cat scratches her nails against a tree the dog eats grass and the crows fly high and make a lot of noise.

When the smoke goes up straight in the sky it is a sign of fine weather. When the moon is on its back at night it indicates bad weather.
A rainbow at night is the sailor's delight. A rainbow in the morning is the sailor's warning. When the white seagulls are flying about it is a sign of a storm. South wind brings most rain to our district.
Wind from the East is good for neither man nor beast. A mackerel sky - twentyfour hours dry - so the saying goes. When the North wind blows we have snow usually.

Collector
James Dillon
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Ballymartin, Co. Carlow
Language
English