School: Ráth Ó gCormaic (C.), Carraig na Siúire

Location:
Rathgormuck, Co. Waterford
Teacher:
Eibhlín, Bean Uí Dhálaigh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0655, Page 250

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from the mountains to the houses it is a sign of rain.
If laurel berries are very plentiful we look out for a bad Winter.
If there is a black cloud in the sky it is a sign of frost.
It is a sign of rain to see soot fall down the chimney.
The horses come near the gate when they know the rain is coming.
If the turkeys feel sleepy in the morning it is a sign of rain.
If the cat turns his back to the fire you may expect rain.
A mackerel sky is a sign of a storm.
A leaden sky is a sign of snow.
When people who have rheumatism feel their pains worst they know rain is near at hand.
When salt is damp it is a sure sign of rain.
It is a sign of frosty weather when we hear the train clearly.
It is a sign of a storm when crows are calling up high in the sky.

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