School: Behey (roll number 8222)

Behy, Co. Donegal
Meadhbh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 29

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  1. Local Beliefs regarding good weather are
    The sun going down red is a sign of good weather. When swallows fly high it is another sign of good weather
    Smoke rising out of chimney perfectly straight
    Signs of coming storms
    Seagulls seen on the land
    The bar or harbor sounds louder
    A far off ring round the moon is sign of a near loud storm. A ring close to the moon denotes a far off storm.
    When the lake takes on a dark heavy appearance.
    Clouds flying quickly across the sky.
    The fire burns more fiercely and there is a blue blaze in it.
    Cat sits with her back to the fire.
    A redness in the eastern sky.
    A rainbow in the morning is a sign of bad weather
    A rainbow at night is for good weather.
    Old Rhyme […] Seagulls
    “Seagull seagull stay on the sand
    There no good weather when you’re on the land.”
    Re-Winds- North wind cold and hard. East wind being hard and icy. East wind is supposed to bring colds and influenza. South wind soft mild
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