School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

Location:
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Bean Uí Chorcoráin

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Severe Weather

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 408

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Ever Weather 28:2:'38

Told to me by my mother Mrs Connolly, Dublin St., Balbriggan.
A fierce storm swept over the country in February 1933. Of course it was not as bad here as in other parts as snow does not lie here owing to the salt sea breeze. The worst feature of the storm here was the high wind which blew down telegraph poles and damaged electric wires. The storm lasted for a week and was accompanied by thunder and lightning. The lightning damaged houses in the district.
There was also a snow storm in Balbriggan in 1937. Snow fell heavily for a few days. The wind was severe and people were unable to leave their houses for two days. Traveling was completely suspended for almost a week. There was not much damaged caused by it. We never have severe storms in Balbriggan on account of its situation.
The old people in Balbriggan have very little to tell about the Big Wind of 1839. Hence we may conclude it must not have done much damage.

Informant
Mrs Connolly
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Dublin Street, Co. Dublin
Language
English