School: Gleann Doire (C.) (roll number 10404)

Location:
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Cáit Bean Uí Gléathabhúir

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The Storm of 1838

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0417D, Page 02_013

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This year is the centenary of a storm that swept over the country and did great damage to houses and properity. It happened on the feast of the Epihany 1838 and tradition tells us that it stripped the roof of the houses and left a great number of people homeless. It made such an impression on the minds of the people that what ever part of the world an Irishman went to he was asked "Did he remmber the night of the high wind"

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Collector
Mary Flahive
Gender
female
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Informant
Ned Flahive
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Glenderry, Co. Kerry
Language
English