School: Béal Átha Conaill (2)

Location:
Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
M. Laing

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0968, Page 019

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A red sky at night is the shepherd's delight. A red sky in the morning is the shepherd's warning.
When the crane is going to the mountain it is the sign of good weather.
When there is a misty round the moon it betokens rain.
When there is a blue blaze in the fire it is the sign of a storm.
When the smoke blows down to the ground instead of going up in the air it is the sign of rain.
When the cat sits with her tail to the fire it betokens rain.
When the soot falls down the chimney it is the sign of rain.
When the robin sings on the top of a tree in the morning it is the sign of a good day.
When the hens fly up into low branches of trees in the morning it is the sign of a good day.
When the swallows fly low, it is the sign of wet weather.
When the cock crows on the roost in the morning it is the sign of a good day.
Anyone that has rheumatism their bones ache when rain is coming.
When ducks quack loudly it is the sign of wet weather.
If cattle stand together in the fields it is the sign of rain.
When the mist goes up the mountain it comes down in rain.

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Informant
Mr J. Taylor
Gender
male
Address
Cavanagh, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mrs Henderson
Gender
female
Address
Mullanacre Lower, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mr Mc Mullen
Gender
male
Address
Mucklagh, Co. Cavan
Informant
Mr Edgeworth
Gender
male
Address
Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Language
English