School: Behey (roll number 8222)

Behy, Co. Donegal
Meadhbh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 30

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 30

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  3. XML “Weather-Lore”
  4. XML “Signs of Rain”

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    and west wind brings rain.
    People here say that the dog eats grass when a storm is coming.
    Cattle graze on the hill sides when the weather is good but they come down to the low-ground whenever a storm is coming.
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  2. The rocks on the side of Cashelard mountain glisten like silver.
    The cricket’s chirp without ceasing
    Swallows fly, low.
    The soot comes falling down the chimney.
    Flags in a floor (kitchen or scullery) get cold and damp. A concrete floor also gets damp before rain.

    The hills appear much closer and objects can be seen more clearly.

    I have heard men speak of a “watery moon” And also of the New moon coming “on her back” This I was informed was a bad sign.
    When midges are more numerous and irritating than usual rain is
    Common salt gets damp when weather is becoming wet and dry in dry weather.
    Ants creep or fly on the road in great numbers
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