School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Location:
Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Teacher:
Liam Ó hAodha

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Bennekerry, Carlow | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0907, Page 327

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In 1903, a severe storm occured in this district. The wind was so strong, that a row of fifteen trees were uprooted in Burton Hall. After the storm had ceased a severe snowstorm occurred and the snow reached a depth of four feet.

The heaviest thunder storm for many years, occurred about the years 1898 or 1899. It began on a Sunday morning, and was so fierce that during Mass in Benekerry the people were so much afraid, that they flocked around the altar rails and around the priest for protection. Several trees were struck by lightling and many animals were killed

Collector
John Norris
Gender
male
Address
Browne's Hill, Co. Carlow
Language
English