School: Kilcullen (B.)

Location:
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Broin

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The Weather Signs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0776D, Page 14_005

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a) When there is a blue flame seen in the fire there will be cold weather.
b) When the swallows tip the water there will be rain.
c) When the starlings flock it is going to be a storm
d) When the dog eats grass it is also going to rain.
e) When the smoke goes up straight it is going to be mild and when it goes crooked there will be a storm.
f) When the cat washes behind her ears it will rain.

Collector
Diarmuid Ó Ceallaigh
Gender
male
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Informant
Mr J. Kelly
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
Language
English