Winch Wakeboarding at the Lee Fields

Ireland experienced a deluge of rain, and it’s not finished yet, but for some it’s an excuse to wakeboard in a flooded field. 🙂

Nice to see Fergal out there taking photos. He’s not usually the one being photographed!

Cork Flooded Again

It’s hard to take in the extent of the damage done by the flooding in Cork last night. Clonakilty, Douglas, Blackpool, Meadowbrook in Glanmire, Ballyvolane and elsewhere flooded. We were woken around 1am last night by the loudest thunder I ever remember hearing. The storm passed right over Blarney but I think the town escaped the worst of it.

Douglas Flooded

Meadowbrook Estate, Riverstown

Doors collapse at Douglas Shopping Centre

Check #corkfloods on Twitter for further updates.

Cork Floods

A round up of a few videos and photos of the flooding in Cork last month.

Cork Flood 60
Photo by David Hegarty

Panciostela drove from Victoria Cross up the Carrigrohane Straight to Windsor Motors and posted 3 videos along the way, shooting the flood in the Kingsley Hotel last. Any vehicles in the underground carpark there must have been completely destroyed.

Lots of photos on Flickr and pix.ie (floods around the country), there’s even a Submerged Cork Flickr Group. Brian Clayton posted some outstanding photos of the floods on his blog.Thanks to Margaret Jordan where I saw one of the videos above and prompted me to post this.Links: Will has blogged about the various fundraising activities for the people displaced and affected by the floods, West Cork Wash out!, Flood in Cork, North Main Street.I forgot to say, I was in town on Saturday and there was hardly any sign of the flood and the city was very busy.

Flooding in Cork

I survived the worst weather in 40 years. Driving through Cork City last night was a challenge. Roads were flooded, traffic was backed up, and while I was stuck on Mc Curtain St. for half an hour I saw that the Everyman Theatre is playing, “Singing in the Rain” right now.
This morning the weather turned again, and the sun is shining, there’s a nice breeze and blue sky is visible through white clouds.
No, I don’t have photos of the floods, I was inside, warm, enjoying dinner and good company!

Some great pictures of the 2009 floods are on Brian Clayton’s post.

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