School: Valleymount

Location:
Valleymount, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Dll. Ó Cochláin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0917, Page 036

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3. The curlew when constantly whistling indicates rain.
4. Another indication of rain is, when the fowl in the farm-yeard begin picking themselves.
5. When the wild-geese fly in the formm of the letter 'w' it is a sign of wet weather.
When the swallows fly low it is another sign of rain.

I got some signs of rain from my father.
Here are some of them:-
When the crows fly off early in the morning.
When fishing with worms and there is a good "take" on.
When swallow fly low.
When the sun comes out early in the morning.
When the curlews cry in the night and when there is a circle arownd the moon and an old saying is, "the farther the circle the nearer the storm"
When there is a rain-bow in the morning.

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Collector
John Byrne
Gender
male
Address
Boystown or Baltyboys Upper, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Jack Byrne
Gender
male
Age
42
Occupation
farmer
Address
Boystown or Baltyboys Upper, Co. Wicklow
Language
English