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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 ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0112/496455-the-history-show-sunday-12-january-2014/?clipid=1390214
    The History Show Sunday 12 January 2014

    The History Show Sunday 12 January 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0112/496455-the-history-show-sunday-12-january-2014/

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