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    The Night of the Big Wind: 6-7 January 1839

    The Night of the Big Wind: 6-7 January 1839

    The storms that have been lashing the South and West Coasts this week have caused untold disruption and damage which will cost millions to repair.   Coincidentally perhaps, this week 175 years ago on 6 January, 1839, the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history swept through the country.   Turtle Bunbury read an extract from his article below for The History Show. The Night of the Big Wind by Turtle Bunbury Bridget Mooney and her four young brothers were putting the final touches on a large snowman outside their wooden cabin in County Mayo when the hurricane struck. The Mooneys ...

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