Words for the wind

 

Sir, – Frank McNally in “The 50 Irish words for wind” (An Irishman’s Diary, October 18th) listed the Clones Cyclone. He could add Hurricane Higgins and the Tubbercurry Tornado. – Yours, etc,

DAVID ROUSE,

Dublin 15.

Sir, – A “blow-in”. – Yours, etc,

MICHAEL WILSON,

Belfast.

Sir, – I had an uncle who, on a cold day, would refer to a “thin wind”. A close relative perhaps of Eilis Lynch’s “lazy wind” (October 20th). – Yours, etc,

PN CORISH,

Rathgar, Dublin 6.