Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ireland - night of the Big Wind 1839

With Ireland in the direct path of hurricane Ophelia, it seemed a good time to have a good look at what happened during the Big Wind of 1839 - January 6th to be exact. It was NOT good! Let's hope they fare better in 2017.

It so happens that my grandfather's grandparents got married 01 Sept. 1838, so they would have just had their four month anniversary when this storm hit. Being able to put our ancestors into historical events make them so much more real.


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