School: Uragh (C.)

Location:
Uragh, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
E. Mc Caffrey

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Local Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0969, Page 053

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Rain

If the wind blows from Aghaboy Rock its a sign of rain
If the flags near the Falls of Sgal on Slieve Russell mountain shine very brightly its a sign of rain.
If the clouds come down and hide the top of Ben Auglin rain is coming
If the soot falls the smoke blows down the chimney and the fire burns with a blue blaze rain is near.
Wind
If the dog eats grass, the cat scrapes wood the goat comes home, the ass stands against a ditch the cattle go for shelter, the cricket sings sharply, spiders come into the house, the frog and snail turn black and the crane is seen going along a river bank towards the South wind and rain storms are coming.
If the sun and wind meet on a

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