Sunday 21 October 2018

Trump's Doonbeg golf resort survived Storm Ophelia by 'building a wall of straw' around golf course

Donald Trump at Doonbeg golf resort
Donald Trump at Doonbeg golf resort
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

US President Donald Trump's Doonbeg resort survived the destruction caused by Storm Ophelia by building a wall of straw around the golf course.

The Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Co Clare reported no damage after the storm left behind a trail of destruction in the south.

Along one part of the golf course, straw bales were used to try to protect the resort from the storm.

Twitter user Lorcan Roche Kelly tweeted images of the straw wall.

Some bales can be seen lying on the ground, showing the strength of the winds during the storm.

The Doonbeg resort told Independent.ie that the resort was "all fine" and that no damage was done.

They declined to comment on the straw wall.

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