Saturday 29 April 2017

Ireland's worst storms in 15 years wreak havoc

Huge waves batter the seafront in Lahinch, Co Clare, yesterday. Press 22
Huge waves batter the seafront in Lahinch, Co Clare, yesterday. Press 22
Flood St, Galway. Photo: Twitter/LynScribbles
Wicklow: Stormy seas
Waves approach the pier at Lahinch. Photo: O'Looneys Bar Lahinch
Flooding in Blackrock, Co Louth. Photo: Paul Smtih
Waves wash over Ventry pier in Kerry yesterday. Photo: Emer Fitzgerald
Blackrock Village in co Louth. Photo: Aidan Stewart
Waves crash in Tramore, co Waterford. Photo: Mary Roche
Wandesford Quay in Cork experiencing flooding. Photo: Darren Hayes
The high tide in Bray
Waves crash in Tramore, co Waterford. Photo: Mary Roche
A man runs from waves crashing onto the East pier in Howth, Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Photo: Twitter/RichardJacob
A flooded Sharman Crawford Street, Cork city after the River Lee broke its banks. Photo: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Cork at 06.30 high tide this morning... water level has now fallen. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Ballina, Co. Mayo. Photo: Twitter/Mrcbehan
Flooding in Salthill, Co Galway. Photo: Twitter.com/@patmcgrath
High tidal flooding along Hanover and Wandesford Quays in Cork city. Photo: Daragh McSweeney
Galway storm batters the coast. Waves throw up severe debris and litter the coast with rocks, iron bars, seaweed and other debris. Photo: Clodagh Kilcoyne
The scenes of devastation at Lahinch promenade, where massive walls and quarter tonne wall cappings were tossed across the carpark during the storm. Photo: Press 22
Two vans lie in several feet of water in the promenade carpark at Lahinch in Co Clare. Photo: Press 22
Wolf Tone Bridge in Galway. Photo: Twitter/PatMcGrath
Cork High Tide, 6.30am this morning. Photo: Michael Mc Sweeney/Provision
Ballinrobe field under water. Photo: Adrian Dervin, sent in to contact@independent.ie
The River Moy in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Photo: Edith Gardiner, sent in to contact@independent.ie
Cork City Fire Brigade pictured on a flooded Wandesford Quay, Cork city. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Jury's Carpark in Galway. Photo: Twitter/R_A_Hartmann
Salthill. Photo: Twitter/SeamusSheridan1
Flooding at Fr Matthew Quay, Cork as the River Lee overflows her banks in Cork City last night. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Cars are smashed together like toys by 135kph gusts in a Salthill car park, Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk
Businesses in Spanish Arch in Galway city suffered extensive damages due to 135 Kilometre wind and floods. Picture: Hany Marzouk
At high tide in Kinvara Galway the sea came in over the pier and flooded some businesses and homes including Guitarist Stewart Cowell, pictured here. Photo: Andrew Downes.
Salthill car park level with the sea after high tide and floods in Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk
Gardai from Salthill help the emergency service to clear the damage in Salthill Park, Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk
A Life guard station in Salthill, Galway was toppled in 135 kph winds. Picture: Hany Marzouk
Boulders and rubble pile high on the main roadway at Rossbeigh Strand in County Kerry. Photo: Don MacMonagle
Flooded Car park in Salthill, Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk
The River Liffey in Dublin. Photo: Twitter/aleeshajulia
Sea water passes through a wall of sandbags in Clontarf today. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The Liffey water has spilled out onto the quays. Wolfe Tone and Victoria quays are now closed. Diversions are in place. Picture: Jane Last
The River Liffey in Dublin, pre-bursting. Photo: Twitter/Irish_Kop
Malahide Estuary. Photo: Twitter/SaraLeighWard
Walkers survey the damage at Clontarf car park at high tide today. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Belmullet. Photo: Twitter/Eileenc43
The sea encroaches on Clontarf village today. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The Liffey burst its banks on the south quays in Dublin's docklands today. Credit: Kieran Binchy/Twitter
The Liffey has burst its banks near the Guinness Storehouse and Heuston Station. Traffic is backed up along the quays since the road is impassable. Credit: Jane Last
Traffic is backed up along Dublin's quays this afternoon - the River Liffey burst its banks and flooded the roads on either side of the river. Picture: Jane Last
The Liffey burst its banks this afternoon and Wolfe Tone and Victoria Quays are closed. Picture: Jane Last
The River Liffey in Dublin. Photo: Twitter/Clairemmck
Damage as a result of flooding in counties across Ireland
Wolfe Tone Quay in Dublin. Photo: Collins
Flooded car park overlooking Dublin Bay at Clontarf. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ray Rohan, Simon Booth and Keith Badger, members of Galway Fire Brigade. Photo: Ray Ryan
A man braves the waves in Galway's Western House. Photo: Paul O'Brien
Clontarf car park at high tide. Picture: Steve Humphreys
The River Liffey in Dublin. Photo: Twitter/Omcurry
The docks in Galway. Photo: Twitter/SeamusSheridan1

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