Tuesday 23 January 2018

Pictures reveal the shocking extent of flooding in Ireland's southeast

A flooded hurling pitch in Inistioge. Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
A flooded hurling pitch in Inistioge. Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
An aerial view of the Quay at Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
A flooded picnic area in Inistioge

Sarah-Jane Murphy

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 flooded hurling pitch in Inistioge
Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
A flooded hurling pitch in Inistioge Credit: Paul Doyle Photography

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A grassy picnic area, located next to the river bank, is submerged in flood water, the tips of it's green benches barely visible.

A picnic area at Inistioge
Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
A picnic area at Inistioge Credit: Paul Doyle Photography

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.

The Quay at Thomastown
Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
The Quay at Thomastown Credit: Paul Doyle Photography

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.

The flooded hurling pitch at Inistioge
Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
The flooded hurling pitch at Inistioge Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
A flooded garden in Inistioge
Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
A flooded garden in Inistioge Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
A flooded road in Inistioge
Credit: Paul Doyle Photography
A flooded road in Inistioge Credit: Paul Doyle Photography

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