School: Holy Faith Convent, Kilcoole

Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow
Sr M. Eithne

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Weather-Lore - Signs of Rain

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0928, Page 002

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Weather Lore.

Signs of rain.
When there is a ring round the moon.
When the new moon is on its back.
The Curlew cries.
The ducks quack.
The crows flying high and cawing loudly.
The noise of the train heard a mile or more away
The hills appear to be quite near although distant
When the mist comes down the Downs Hill.
The cat sits with her back to the fire
The hens pick their feathers
The chimney smokes and soot falls down.
When there is a blue flame in the fire

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