School: Cill Bheoláin (B.), Áth an Mhuilinn, Ráth Luirc

Kilbolane, Co. Cork
Tadhg Ó Séaghdha

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About 40 years ago a great snowfall occurred. The snow was about six feet deep & it remained for about four days. It is believed that people who attended a funeral travelled in a 'straight line' over fences & fields (?)

There was a terrible snowstorm in 1888. The snow was 15 feet (?) high the snow nearly covered the houses & several lives were lost. It continued to fall for a day & a night. It remained on the ground for nearly a fortnight.

There was a great scarcity of water about twenty eight years ago & it lasted for four days. Cows died.

Old Milford residents expected very severe weather ("St. Ben's Rout") about the Well Day (Tullylease). St Benjamin is Patron St. of Tullylease & Feb. 18th. is the Well Day.