Wednesday 26 September 2018

Remembering days of Debbie

Sir - The devastation and three sad deaths caused in Ireland by Hurricane Ophelia brought back vividly to me the horror of storms and especially Debbie in September 1961.

I was going to secondary school each day by train to Castlerea at the time, and only went on that Saturday morning as my school were playing a college match. The match was cancelled but with no phone at home or mobile there was no way of getting the message to me.

It was a lovely sunny morning as I was setting out, but little did I know what was to unfold later.

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