School: Killashandra (2.)

Location:
Killashandra, Co. Cavan
Teacher:
Laura Patton

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Weather-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0985, Page 04

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Weather Lore
1. When the soot falls down the chimney it is a sign of rain.
2. When the cat tears the brush it is a sign of rain.
3. When the wild geese fly over from Scotland to the Bog of Allen it is a sign of storm.
4. When a cricket begins to sing in an old house it is sign of rain.
5. If there is a robin inside a bush and it does not sing it is a sign of rain.
Ernest Eccleston,
Portaliffe,
Killeshandra.

Material from James Sweeney,
Portaliffe,
Killeshandra.

Collector
Ernest Eccleston
Gender
male
Address
Portaliff or Townparks, Co. Cavan
Informant
James Sweeney
Gender
male
Address
Portaliff or Townparks, Co. Cavan
Language
English