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Craobh Chomhartha, Co. Luimnigh
Máire, Bean Uí Ainnín

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The Great Snow

Tagairt Chartlainne

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The great snow
The great snow-storms occurred on the 8th of May in the year 1831.

The cattle had just been let loose and the farmers were in some straits for their supplies of hay were exhausted after the dreary winter.
That morning when the people arose they were shocked to see the grounds covered with snow to a depth of six inches and still falling in large white flakes.
It fell heavily all the day and at night-fall it was three feet high and deeper drifts in the hollows beneath hedges or piled against houses. Many sheep were smothered in the valleys and dry stock suffered severely.