School: Carysfort, Arklow

Location:
Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
T. E. McAdoo

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Signs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0923, Page 122

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It is said that when swallows are flying high it is a sign of fine weather and when they are flying low it is a sign of bad weather.
When sea gulls are flying in over the land it is a sign of a storm.
When the curlew whistles at night it is a sign of bad weather.
When the ducks quack loudly and the hens begin to oil their feathers it is another sign of bad weather.

Collector
Thomas O' Connor
Gender
male
Address
Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Informant
Mr J. F. O' Connor
Gender
male
Address
Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Language
English