1831 – Newport House Torn Asunder By Lightning Bolts and Rolling Thunder

 

Rockvale Newport Map

Kerry Evening News, 7 May 1831

When Thor threw his lightning hammer at the Rev. Mathew Moore’s house in Rockvale, Newport in May 1831, the results were devastating. That the twenty odd occupants of the house escaped relatively unscathed was somewhat miraculous, but there was one miracle amongst them that could be explained: his wife had her pinny on…

Kerry Evening Post 7 May 1831a

Kerry Evening Post 7 May 1831b