School: Dunmanus, Toormore

Dunmanus East, Co. Cork
Helena Lucey
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0288, Page 148

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0288, Page 148

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD.

See copyright details.


Open data

Available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

  1. XML School: Dunmanus, Toormore
  2. XML Page 148
  3. XML “Weather-Signs”

Note: We will soon deprecate our XML Application Programming Interface and a new, comprehensive JSON API will be made available. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

On this page

  1. When we are going to get bad weather the sea is very rough at the short, and the water boils from the bottom and it is called ground surge.
    The gulls gather cúining (keening) on the mainland. The cat sits at the fire, and the dog eats grass, and the hens are constantly picking their feathers.
    The cows go gadding, and the curlews shriek. The sky gets cloudy, and a circle comes around the moon, and the stars are twinkling, and a very cold wind is blowing from the south. A day before rain you would see cow webs on the ground, and the water increases in the springs, and the fog comes on the tops of the mountains. And when the wind blows from the north we often have snow.
    "The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow, and what will the robin do then poor thing, she'll sit on the barn, and keep herself warm, and hide herself under her wing, poor thing."
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. weather-lore (~6,442)
    Bridie Walsh