School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Location:
Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

Filter stories

Back
/ 308 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
The Night of the Big Wind in the Year 1839

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 186

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

Of all the great storms which have shaken our island in the past none has been so well remembered as the Night of the Big Wind, that terrific hurricane which raged throughout all Ireland and the west coast of England on the night of the 6th and 7th January, 1839.

A handful of Irish people who lived through that awful night are still alive! At an early hour on Sunday evening the wind freshened to a degree that seemed to promise a rough night, and about

(continues on next page)
Collector
S. B. Nelson
Age
16
Address
1419865
Language
English