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- During the Black-and Tan war in Ireland a number of fires and conflagarations occurred. When the Irish soldiers attacked the Black-and Tans they burned houses and hay barns as reprisals. In the Townland of Meelin John Browne's house and hay barn were burned by the Black-and Tans. Timothy Murphy's house of Meelin was burned by them also.The fever is a very contagious disease and a number of people in this locality and in the town of Newmarket were ill of it. When taken to the isolation hospital Millstreet they would probably recover.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- The worst rainstorm which I heard tell of, occurred in the year 1926. There were lightning and thunder and heavy rain on the evening previous to this particular flood. Fortunately a number of people were in their beds and did not see the flood at its worst, but on the following day the country showed its effects.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.