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Cloghans Hill, Co. Mayo
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Liam Breathnach

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Béaloideas Éireann - The Night of the Big Wind

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0105, Page 095

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Long ago the old Irish people witnessed a lot of great storms, thunder and lightening. The biggest storm ever witnessed in Ireland was the Night of the Big Wind in 1839. This was a terrible storm.
It swept the sea water in from the seas, and brought it miles inland. Cattle, sheep, and all kinds of animals were lost. It knocked houses, hay-ricks, and every kind of corn. There was hay and corn brought miles from people.
It knocked houses and plenty of trees all over Ireland. It also left some poor people homeless. Some people were so horrified that they began to say the Rosary and continued praying until the storm was over.
There were a few

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Kathleen Glynn
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Kilshanvy, Co. Galway
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