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Posted by Tempus on July 11, 2004 at 16:09:52:

Any stories about the great snowfall of 1947? Naturally I'm too young to remember it in person (I wasn't even thought about back then) but my father in law and my mother were here for Sunday dinner today, and they started to talk about the great snow. I remember my Dad speaking about some poor soul who was standing outside what was then the Munster & Leinster Bank on Main Street during the thaw. Suddenly the whole roof decided to shed its load of snow and it came down on top of him and nearly killed him.
My father in law spoke about a funeral in Drummin outside Westport, where they had to carry the coffin shoulder high for about 7 miles, in order to reach the grave, because no horse or cart could travel the road because the snow was up to 10 feet deep in parts.
Anybody any stories from that time?

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