The Big Snow of 1947

24th February 1947
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In February 1947 Ireland was hit with one of the biggest snowfalls ever seen in living memory. In many parts of the country, the towering snow drifts took more than 40 days to clear.

To read more first-hand experiences of "the blizzard", click here:

The Blizzard of '47

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The Big Snow of 1947 (Turtle Bunbury)