School: Caladh (C.) (roll number 8740)

Location:
Callow, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Bean Uí Éaráin

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Severe Weather

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 40

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In former times big storms very often occurred. The biggest and perhaps the worst storm my father ever heard of was one which occurred in the month of February one early morning about six hours. It started at about seven o'clock and lasted till about one o'clock.
It did a great lot of damage to people of this district. It swept the roof off a barn belonged to Mr. O'Hara. It knocked stacks of straw and ricks of hay. It rooted trees in the woalds.
My father never heard of a big thunder storm but he heard of a big rainfall storm. He did not hear what month it occurred but it is about thirty years ago. It flooded land and houses of this district.
There were heavy snowfalls long ago. There was a heavy snowfall about thirty years ago. It lasted for

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Collector
Éanas Mac Dhómhnaill
Gender
male
Address
Callow, Co. Mayo
Language
English