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The Big Wind


Ballycroy escaped luckily on the night of the big wind in February 1839 except for a few minor incidents. Only one major accident happened in Crosshill when the old RC church was forced to collapse by the strong storm. When it fell, one section of the cross broke off the roof. This can be seen at the present Ballycroy church. Crosshill got its name from this church. The present-day church was built afterwards and while it was being built Mass was said on a Mass rock in Tallagh.



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