1839 - Oíche na Gaoithe Móire / The Night of the Big Wind

One of the worst storms in Irish history took place on January 6, 1839. The Night of the Big Wind became part of Irish folk tradition. For generations to follow, the ability to recall the event was a marker of one’s age. Like the introduction of photography announced the next day in Paris, it became a definite reference point in the flow of history.

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