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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Donegal postman: Will there be a white Christmas?

We could be in for a white Christmas, according to famous Donegal postman, Michael Gallagher.

In an interview with RSVP Live, he shared his weather prediction for Ireland for the winter ahead.

Gallagher studies the behaviour of animals and plants to determine the nature of weather. The postman of over forty years claims that 70-80% of his predictions come true.

‘Very, very cold winter’

He told the publication that the Emerald Isle is in for a “very, very cold winter” with storms and snow.

“I know there will be snow, and it will be close to Christmas Day. It will be there or thereabouts.”

Predicting an East Wind, he said: “Any wind that you get from the east, that’s an unhealthy wind and it brings a lot of flus and colds. It’s a time when people should keep warm.”

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Gallagher has been involved in the prediction of weather for just under 30 years.

“I go out to the mountains with the dog and look around me and there are some things I’d be looking out for.”

“I like to keep the old traditions alive. The older generation would always use these methods, they relied on them,” he concluded.



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