Friday 21 July 2017

Even mighty oak trees give way to humbling power of mother nature

A mother with three of her children and their grandmother had a miracle escape when this very large tree was blown on to the car in which they were travelling at Block Rd., Portlaoise at the height of the storm. Collette Brennan from Ballylinan, was accompanied by her mother Mary and three of her children,Ella 12, Eoin 8 and 13 week old Ollie- Liam, at the time Photo Tim Keane
A mother with three of her children and their grandmother had a miracle escape when this very large tree was blown on to the car in which they were travelling at Block Rd., Portlaoise at the height of the storm. Collette Brennan from Ballylinan, was accompanied by her mother Mary and three of her children,Ella 12, Eoin 8 and 13 week old Ollie- Liam, at the time Photo Tim Keane
Upper Mallow Street, Limerick was closed when a tree fell from the Peoples Park during storm Darwin. Picture: Sean Curtin Photo
The Limerick City Fire and Rescue team try and make safe Limerick Boat club after its roof was torn off during storm Darwin. Picture: Sean Curtin Photo
A BMW car was destroyed when bricks from a wall came down from a building during storm Darwin in Myles Street, Limerick City. Picture: Sean Curtin Photo
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

Among the losses are the big trees stranded all over The Town Park, like giant beached whales

Slates crashed from high houses. Windows were blown in. Cars were rocking cradles and road signs cartwheeled up our street like tumbleweed. It was The Day of the Big Wind.

There she was, The Woman Who Hasn't Had Sex in 37 Years, out in the middle of the tempest.

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