School: Na Hárda (Ardfield), Clanna Caoilte (roll number 1267)

Ardfield, Co. Cork
Caitlín, Bean Uí Ghrífín
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0317, Page 102

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  1. About the year 1839 the big wind swept across the area of Ardfield. It was about Christmas and it began only with a guest of wind, people never expected it and so were not prepared for it. It blew from the north west and lasted for two days just 70 years after this the old pension was given so when people gave proof of their age they often said they were born the year of the big wind. This storm did a great deal of harm through the area of Ardfield. Luckily enough it did not kill any person in this locality.
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    2. processes and phenomena
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