Tuesday 27 January 2015

Ireland: 54 years of flooding

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Athlone Floods. The Year was...1959. Photo: Independent Arial Photographic Collection.
Moneymore, Oranmore, Galway. The Year was...2008. Photo: Andrew Downes
Liam Kehoe with his new house, flooded, in the background. Caherlea near Claregalway. The Year was...2009.
Bertie Ahern surveys the damage after the River Tolka bursts its banks. The Year was...2002. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Brian Cowen in Claregalway. The Year was...2009.
Brian Cowen surveys the damage in Claregalway. The Year was...2009.
Horses wade up the flooded main street in Claregalway. The year was... 2009.
Clontarf flood defences. The Year was... 2012. Photo: Peter Houlihan
Sea water passes right through the Clontarf flood defences. The Year was...2014. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Dublin Bay. The Year was...2012. Photo: Brendan Lyons/Image Bureau
A cyclist struggles through floods in Clonmel. The Year was... 1997.
Bull Island, Dublin. The Year was...2012. Photo: Peter Houlihan
For sale sign on Headford Road, Galway. The Year was...2009. Photo: Andrew Downes.
A road sign in Belmullet. The Year was...2014. Photo: Twitter/Eileenc43
A road sign near Gort in Galway. The Year was...2009. Photo: Andrew Downes.
Beresford Place, Dublin. The Year was... 2010. Photo: CO'R HN
Dublin City Council work to unblock drains at Coymingham Road. The Year was... 2009. Photo: CO' R
Coymingham Road. The Year was...2009. A hole opened up in the road due to the levels of flooding. Photo: CO'R HN
Howth Harbour. The Year was...2012. Photo: PA
Leinster Rugby HQ back pitch. The Year was...2011. Photo: Paddy Butler.
Cllr Bridie Waters with frozen floodwater which left residents without running water and dangerous conditions. The Year was... 2010. Photo: Andrew Downes
A flooded garden in Kiltartan, Galway. The Year was...2009. Photo: Andrew Downes
A traintrack leads to nowhere in flooded Kiltartan near Gort. The Year was...2009. Photo: Andrew Downes
The Traynor family salvage what they can from their flooded home in Galway. The Year was...2009. Andrew Downes.
Brendan Collins stands by his flooded taxi in Lusk. The Year was...2008. Photo: CO'R HN
Evelyn Ryan attempts to keep floodwater from her home in Richmond Road. The Year was...2002. CO'R HN
Residents leaving Millmount Road, Drumcondra. The Year was...2002. Photo: CO'R HN
The NA Dublin to Sligo road near Maynooth. The Year was...2000. Photo: Steve Humphreys.
Firefighters from the Leixlip fire station at the floods in Straffan, Co. Kildare. The Year was... 2000. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Upper grand canal street. The Year was...1999. Photo: Ray Cullen
Clearys Dublin closes following severe flood damage. The Year was...2013. Photo: PA
Lucan in Co. Dublin. The Year was...2000. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Co. Kildare. The Year was... 2000. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Clane, Co. Kildare. The Year was...2000. Photo: Steve Humphreys
A new homeowner attempts to keep the floodwater from his door in Ridgewood in Swords. The Year was...2000. Photo: Steve Humphreys
A car attempts to drive through floods caused by waves crashing onto the Coast Road in Malahide, Dublin. The Year was...2014. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Storm Christine is the latest in over sixty years of flooding, as these pictures show. Would you be able to tell the years apart? Can you see your area?

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