Saturday 21 October 2017

In pictures: Irish communities deal with the aftermath of 'never-before-seen' weather

General view of flood-damaged boxing club in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Picture: Caroline Quinn
General view of flood-damaged boxing club in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Picture: Caroline Quinn
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Communities across the North and North-West of Ireland are still coming to terms with the devastation caused to their homes and businesses after four inches of rain fell in just 24-hours.

Dramatic photographs and videos are still emerging online hours after the never-before-seen weather conditions.

Here are some of the most shocking pictures which show the extent of the damage caused.

The bridge collapsed on the Muff to Iskaheen road in Inishowen
The bridge collapsed on the Muff to Iskaheen road in Inishowen
23 Aug 2017; General view of flood-damage boxing club. Dunree Boxing Club, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Picture: Caroline Quinn
23 Aug 2017; General view of flood-damaged football pitch at Cockhill Celtic grounds, with treadmill that was carried the length of the pitch from the adjacent Dunree Boxing Club. Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Picture: Caroline Quinn
23 Aug 2017; General view of garden shed on edge of riverbank of the Crana river in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Clean up operations underway at Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana, Co Donegal, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photo: Brian Hutton/PA Wire
Clean up operations underway at Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana, Co Donegal, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photo: Brian Hutton/PA Wire
A man looks at a tractor which has fallen into a river after a road collapsed in Iskaheen, County Donegal after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Damage to the main Derry to Moville road in Co Donegal caused by the force of a flooded river overnight, after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photo: Brian Hutton/PA Wire
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford
Floods in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photo Jimmy Stafford

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