School: Liatra (roll number 13341)

Location:
Liataire, Co. na Gaillimhe
Teacher:
Seán Mac Sheoin
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  1. January 6th, 1839 just 100 years ago was the Night of the Big Wind. It was very rough and every man was out saving his possessions from the fury of the storm. Man Fannon's house in Kilbeg was cracked. John Keavney's house in Cloonlea was also damaged. The large stones that was on the tops of the hills of Ballybane were blown many miles away. The galvanise roof was blown off Ann Glynn's outhouse and a young calf was killed. The new chapel at Williamstown was blown down.
    On that night Bridget McDermott was born in Islands. She was ever afterwards known as "Brighdín na Gaoithe"
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. gníomhaíochtaí eacnamaíocha
        1. talmhaíocht (~2,659)
    2. próisis agus feiniméin
      1. gaotha (~357)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Delia Moylan
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    Míleac Rua, Co. Ros Comáin
    Informant
    John Moylan
    Gender
    Male
    Age
    58
    Occupation
    Farmer
    Address
    Míleac Rua, Co. Ros Comáin