Taken from Tralee Chronicles Dec 21st 1850

Dec 17th: A most awful and terrific thunderstorm occurred on Sat last in the neighbourhood of Ballybunion. The storm rushed over from the Clare side. In its progress through Lisselton, the electric fluid was caught by the turrets of the belfry of the Protestant church, in an instant demolishing a great portion of that fabric. It carried huge masses of rock from the church to a distance of nearly one eight of a mile.
Two of those huge masses of stone were hurled through the house of the Rev James Walsh, PP as if shot from a cannon, demolishing property to a considerable extent. The fluid passed through David Gunn’s house through the chimney, struck a large dog and deeply singed it.