Pictures reveal the shocking extent of flooding in Ireland's southeast
These images reveal the sheer volume of water that has been displaced by recent inclement weather, and which now sits in fields and on roads throughout towns and villages, causing untold havoc.
Photographer Paul Doyle has documented the flooding chaos throughout the villages of Inistioge and Thomastown in Co. Kilkenny.
A hurling pitch, which would usually be filled with sports enthusiasts of all ages training hard for the approaching season, lies under gallons of flood waters.
An aerial photograph reveals the extent of the flooding, as the River Nore spills out into its hinterland.
A grassy picnic area, located next to the river bank, is submerged in flood water, the tips of it's green benches barely visible.
Quay Street, a bustling thoroughfare in Thomastown is completely under water, and lis a far cry from the busy main street it usually is.
Another photo shows trees underwater in a garden.
This morning, Met Eireann announced that the Status Orange warning was being extended to incorporate a flood-hit Kilkenny.
A Status Yellow rainfall warning remains in place all across Leinster.
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