Thursday 18 January 2018

Video: High seas battered Roonagh pier Co. Mayo with winds of up to 130kph

Aishling Phelan

High seas battered Roonagh pier in Louisburg, Co. Mayo yesterday as the stormy weather wreaked havoc along the country’s coastlines.

High tides and storm force winds blasted the west coast as Met Eireann issued an orange status alert.

The video captures the stormy conditions witnessed at lunchtime as powerful waves crashed against the pier.

Coastal areas took a heavy battering as winds of up to 130kph swept the country leaving some homes without power and causing hazardous driving conditions.

Onlookers stood close to the pier’s edge to capture footage of the violent waves.

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