In the year 1839 the night of "the big wind" the spire of the Mullagh Church was blown down.
The Church was just completed. The spire was not rebuilt again. The stones were used to make the boundary walls and gate piers.
The same night several houses and cabins were knocked and sheets of zinc were blown all over the country.
In Shandrum the roof was blown off a house that was just thatched and brought a considerable distance and placed on a field just as it was on the house.
The family slept under the roof until the house was repaired. The woman of this house was known as Máire an Óir.
That very same year a sow and a litter of bonhams were killed in Pat Sexton