Struck by the electric fluid – Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser, 23 February 1859:

On Wednesday last, Achill was visited by one of the most violent thunderstorms which has occurred within memory. A house in Curraun, on the mainland, occupied by a man named Campbell, was struck by the electric fluid, and six persons severley injured. None of them are as yet out of danger. The house was shattered, and the thatch set on fire. – Mayor Constitution.