From: Alison Kilpatrick - transcriber to soc.genealogy.ireland.
News extracts: Dec. 25, 1824: Thunder storms in county Fermanagh
Transcribed from the 30 December 1824 edition of The Enniskillen Chronicle & Erne
The storm throughout the whole of Christmas day was terrific, and continued so with
little intermission throughout the night.
On Sunday morning about five o'clock the atmosphere was illuminated with lightning,
and the thunder was truly awful.
We have heard of some accidents from the lightning.
On Sunday night, and at intervals since, there have been some heavy and alarming gales.
The roads in many places throughout the country are covered with water to a great
on the mail-coach road adjoining this town and near Wattlebridge it is from four to five
A lister asked how Christmas Day was celebrated in Fermanagh.
From this item we can imagine how our Fermanagh ancestors endured Christmas Day 1824.
Thank you Alison for all the wonderful items you transcribe from the newspapers.