School: Baile Uí Dhuibh, Kilmeaden (roll number 13636)

Ballyduff West, Co. Waterford
Caitlín Madders

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0650, Page 286

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day big, black clouds began to gather in the sky.
Mr. James Butler of Darrigle near Portlaw was working in the bog cutting rushes, with a few other men.
When the storm began they left the bog to come home and Mr Butler carried a scythe on his shoulder. He and his uncle were walking home, when a flash of lightning came and struck the man who died at that very moment.

There was a snowstorm in the year 1917 in the county Waterford and it is said to have been a very severe one. The snow was over six feet on the ground in places and the people could not go out.
The snow began to fall about twelve o'clock on a Friday, and did not ease until Saturday morning.
The snow was on the dikes for a long time until the end of April.

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Mr Michael Murphy
Kilmoyemoge East, Co. Waterford