School: Ballyduff (roll number 17097)

Location:
Ballyduff Upper, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
Caitlín Ní Mharannáin

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Signs of the Weather

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0927, Page 120

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Look over Dunran mountain and if she has her cloak on it is going to rain.
(her cloak on means that the fog is near the ground)
A fog over Glenealy in the morning is a sign that it is going to be a wet day.
When sea-gulls come into the land it is a sign of a storm.
If the sheep are high on the hill it is going to be fine.
If the swallows fly low it is going to rain.
If the curlew roars it is a sign of rain.
If the horse stands with his back to the ditch it is going to rain.
If the smoke goes up straight to the sky it is going to rain.
If the fog comes up the Devil's Glen it is going to be bad weather.
When the frogs change colour it is a sign of bad weather. If they turn black it is going to rain. If they turn yellow it is going to be fine.

Collector
Sally Geoghegan
Gender
female
Language
English