‘Shivering to atoms’: Ireland’s night of the Big Wind.
By Jennifer Harrison. Recently many Australians have reeled from drought to flood, bushfires to mice plagues and of course, all this mayhem occurred during a global pandemic. Is the world coming to an end? Is it possible to maintain a comfortable existence with the natural world? Obviously, these events are not unique to any particular country or time period and the same questions have been posed before – just ask the stunned Irish in 1839. Following the successful passing of … Continue reading