The night of the big wind in Ireland, 1839

Another disaster of the 19th century was the big wind in Ireland that began in the afternoon of 6th January, 1839.

It was a powerful European windstorm that swept across Ireland causing severe damage to property and several hundred deaths, 20% to 25% of houses in north Dublin were damaged or destroyed, and 42 ships were wrecked.

It seems like disaster in 19th century were happening very often and we think Ireland remembers this one for sure.

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Windy Coast

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