Tuesday 23 December 2014

How weather wreaked havoc across the country

Published 03/02/2014 | 02:30

Michael Dennehy’s home in Ballylongford, Co Kerry. Picture: Domnick Walsh
Michael Dennehy’s home in Ballylongford, Co Kerry. Picture: Domnick Walsh

EAST AND SOUTH-EAST Dublin recorded wind gusts of up 92kmh and heavy rain over the weekend. Localised flooding occurred in many places along the coast.

Sea waters breached the sea wall in Clontarf on Friday night and Saturday morning, although the area was heavily sandbagged.

Aer Lingus cancelled 16 flights on Saturday.

Waterford train station was closed for a period on Friday after being flooded. Some ferries from Rosslare were also cancelled.

MID-WEST

Public-service organisations in Limerick are continuing to deal with the aftermath of the Shannon flooding. In Lahinch, Co Clare, giant waves washed over three-storey guest houses on the seafront and huge boulders were swept from the sea.

At one stage on Saturday, more than 5,500 properties in the mid-west were left without power, 4,000 of them in Ennis, Co Clare.

WEST

In Galway, the road to Silver Strand to the west of the city was flooded and remains closed.

Parts of Tralee in Kerry were also flooded. Around 200 homes in the West were without power over the weekend.

Around 20 houses in Kilshannig near Castlegregory in Kerry were cut off when rocks, boulders and other debris washed up by the sea blocked the access road.

SOUTH

A number of flights were cancelled at Cork Airport. Flooding was reported in Bandon, Skibbereen, Mallow and Carrigaline. The highest wind gust reported was 127kmh at Sherken Island in West Cork on Saturday at 11am.

Irish Independent

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