School: Loughkeeren

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

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Severe Weather - Big Wind

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0120, Page 44

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My grandmother told me that about ninety-nine years ago there was a big storm. It was called the Night of the Big Wind. It knocked stacks of oats and ricks of hay. It also brought the roofs of barns and houses and uprooted trees. People say Sara Hall was born on that night. It began in the evening. It was not over until eight o'clock in the morning. It was in the winter time.

Collector
Katie Stephens
Gender
female
Address
Grallagh, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Language
English