School: Loughkeeren

Location:
Knockatemple, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Anna M. Warde

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Severe Weather - Great Storm

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 43

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My father told me that the night of the Big Wind in 1839 was the night on which my Grandmother was born. On that night a man tied his mother Maire Beag to a tree for safety, because all the thatch was blown off the house and when he went out to look at her, she and the tree were gone with the wind. I was told that the storm began in the evening and it lasted all night. It stopped sometime in the morning.

Collector
Sara Hall
Gender
female
Address
Loughkeeraun Well, Co. Mayo
Language
English