School: Stonetown, Louth (roll number 16431)

Location:
Stonetown Lower, Co. Louth
Teacher:
P. Ó Dubháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0668, Page 233

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The cholera was a disease which attacked this country almost a century ago. It swept the majority of the people
The black measels was another plague which occured here in the year 1858 and wiped away half the people.
It is not within living since the first big wind on the 6th January 1839. It knocked houses, sheds, ricks of straw and hay. It swept many trees from the roots
There was another big wind in the year 1903. It unroofed houses, killed pigs and cattle. It killed many crows and wild birds in plantations and swept boats ashore. There was a terrific thunder in the year 1893. It lasted for twelve long hours. It killed cattle and shook the countryside
The dreadful frost of 1893 lasted for three long months. All ponds were frozen. There was not a plough to be seen from Christmas day until St Patrick's day, the ground was so hard. No traffic could go on the roads. About the year 1910 there was

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Collector
Shelia Matthews
Gender
female
Address
Ravanny, Co. Louth
Informant
Tomás O Maitias
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
64
Address
Ravanny, Co. Louth
Language
English