School: Scoil na mBráthar Sligeach (Sráid na Céibhe) (roll number 16585)

Location:
Sráid na Cé, Co. Shligigh
Teacher:
An Br. Ó Cearbhaill
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  1. Besides the barometer for weather forecasts we have a lot of other ways for foretelling the weather in Sligo.
    When sea-gulls fly inland it is a bad sign and vice versa.
    Animals also indicate the weather. When the cat turns his back to the fire or eats grass it is a bad sign.
    The north-westerly wind brings rain to Sligo. When the north-western part of the sky is bright it is said that good weather is coming and vice versa.
    A blue flame comes in the fire before bad weather; and the spider creeps out of his web before rain.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. Around Sligo people say that there is sure to be rain if they see Knocknarea and Benbulben covered by a white mist, or if the Ox mts. between Collooney and Ballisodare seem far away.
    Other signs of bad weather are to see a cat wash its face, or a dog thirsty or a person kills a spider. Also if the day is stormy and becomes calm suddenly, if the crow flies low; if cows stay at the bottom of a hill.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    1. seánra
      1. seanchas aimsire (~6,442)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Vincent Connolly
  3. If you see the crows flying wildly it is a sign of stormy weather. If the swan flies high it is a sign of good weather and vice versa. When the smoke goes straight into the air it is a sign of good weather.
    As weather has such an influence on us we look out for sign which indicate it. Storms follow grey frost; the ring around the moon or a "big
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.