Posts and podcasts

Stormy weather – Galway – the bay of Kinvarra – 1771

Finns Leinster Journal 13th February, 1771 p.1

A fine evening Dunguaire, Kinvara Photo: EO'D

A fine evening
Dunguaire, Kinvara
Photo: EO’D

Galway, Feb 4.
Last Wednesday and Thursday were so prodigious a storm that the spring tides on those days swelled so high as to overflow the Quay and parts adjacent. In several houses in the neighbourhood, the water was above three feet high; but on Thursday a circumstance happened which much surprised all that observed it, as the like was never perceived here before. Whilst it was flowing, the tide, as if by some violent emotion, was twice within the space of an hour, suddenly raised above its usual height, and as suddenly subsided, which made many think there had been an earthquake.

A sloop, said to be from Limerick, bound for Rotterdam with butter, has been for some days past in the Bay of Kinvarra, opposite this coast, her name or the master’s name not intimated; but it is said she has lost her rudder and is otherwise damaged by the tempestuous weather.

Advertisements

About The Burren and Beyond

Archaeologist

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Calendar

April 2015
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Categories

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 242 other followers

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 22,991 hits

Posts

April 2015
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  
%d bloggers like this: