Oíche na Gaoithe Móire / Night of the Big Wind

On January 6th 1839, Ireland experienced its worst storm on record, bringing total devastation to every county in the country and terrifying people for generations to come. Could it happen again?

Using dramatic reconstruction, special effects and specialist interview we learn how the storm made headline news in the press of the day and how stories of that terrifying night became engrained in Irish folklore for generations to come. 

Oíche a Gaoithe Móire is a Lagan Media Production for RTÉ and BBC Northern Ireland and with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

‘Oíche na Gaoithe Móire’ was nominated for TV Programme of the Year / Clár Teilifise na Bliana

Oireachtas Media Awards 2015 / Gradaim Chúmarsáide an Oireachtais
BroadcasterRTÉ, BBC TWO NI
Format1 x 50 mins
Production Year2015
TX Date 6th January 2015
Produced byAshlene Aylward & Bernadette Morris
Directed byCathal Watters
  • Oíche na Gaoithe Móire / Night of the Big Wind
  • Oíche na Gaoithe Móire / Night of the Big Wind
  • Oíche na Gaoithe Móire