School: Claremorris (B.) (roll number 9863)

Claremorris, Co. Mayo

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Severe Weather

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0098, Page 133

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Some years ago there were great snowstorms and rainfalls which caused damage to crops, houses, and other things. Some years ago in the middle of winter there was a great storm in which there was a great deal of damage done.
Houses were knocked, roofs were down off the barns and haysheds and others. When the sky is red it is a sign of a storm. This storm lasted a day. There were no lives lost during that storm.
There was a thunderstorm last year and there was a very heavy rainfall afterwards. There was no damage done or no lives lost around this district. Long ago there was a great snowstorm and the snow was about five feet in height, and after that there came a great drought.

T. Cullinane