Storm

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Stormy weather – 1891

Tuam Herald 2nd September, 1891 p.3 A thunder-storm of very peculiar character broke over this town yesterday morning about half past ten o’clock. The sky all round the horizon was clear, and there were no clouds anywhere to indicate what was about to take place, when we were startled by a loud peal, almost directly … Continue reading

Kinvara – October – 1916

Tuam Herald 7th October, 1916. p.4 A severe storm raged over Kinvara on Monday night, blowing off some slates, window shutters, and upset through the country cocks of hay, corn etc.

Storm – 1861

Freeman’s Journal 8th August, 1861 p4 Monday evening the poor Claddagh fishermen went out in great numbers, hoping to profit by the myriads of herrings that swarm our bay. It was blowing moderately at the time from the N.W., but a few hours later it blew a regular gale from the westward, scattering the hookers … Continue reading

Stormy weather – Galway – the bay of Kinvarra – 1771

Finns Leinster Journal 13th February, 1771 p.1 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 … Continue reading

December storms – 1705

Boston News-Letter Limerick, 7th December, 1705 (abridged) On Thursday last about one in the morning, there was the most violent storm, and floods occasioned by it, that ever was known by any living, or ever heard of here. It lasted till 9. The water rose so violently of a sudden, and to that height, that … Continue reading

Lahinch – 1930

The Catholic Press 17th April, 1930 p36 County Clare Threatened by the ocean. Lahinch is doomed unless £16,000 can be expended on defences to cheek the ravages of the sea. Slowly but surely it is giving way before the battering of the Atlantic, writes an ‘Irish Independent’ special representative in mid-February. Permanent defences must, be … Continue reading

A Terrific Storm – 1841

https://widgetworld3.wordpress.com/podcasts/ THE CORNWALL CHRONICLE (LAUNCESTON, TAS) 30TH OCTOBER, 1841, P2 It seems that Ireland has lately been visited by a terrific storm of thunder and lightning, accompanied at the same time by a severe shock of an earthquake. Cattle and horses were killed by the lightening, and in the county of Galway the lives of … Continue reading

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