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Mopping up after storms

COUNTY Clare is in mop up mode after the weekend storm, which undid much of the repair works carried out following Catherine a few weeks ago.  A considerable a mount of flooding occurred inland as a result both high tides and water pouring off the lands early on St Bridget’s Day and this was followed by further damage next day. A number of families found themselves, once again cut off by surrounding flood water.

Garrett Ahern lays sandbags at the entrance to his home in Thomond Villas, Clarecastle over the weeekend. Photograph by Arthur Ellis
Garrett Ahern lays sandbags at the entrance to his home in Thomond Villas, Clarecastle over the weeekend. Photograph by Arthur Ellis

 

Ger Mulqueen (front) and James Pepper on the Quad with Rory Moloney walking alongside use the only means available to access their homes through dangerous bogland , the roadway to their homes near O'Callagha'ns Mills in Clare is completely submerged. Photograph by Arthur Ellis
Ger Mulqueen (front) and James Pepper on the Quad with Rory Moloney walking alongside use the only means available to access their homes through dangerous bogland , the roadway to their homes near O’Callagha’ns Mills in Clare is completely submerged. Photograph by Arthur Ellis

Flooding on the main road into Shannon Flooding on the main road into Shannon

Rory Moloney with his eight-year-old daughter, Caoimhe at the completely submerged roadway to their home near O'Callaghan's Mills. Photograph by Arthur Ellis
Rory Moloney with his eight-year-old daughter, Caoimhe at the completely submerged roadway to their home near O’Callaghan’s Mills. Photograph by Arthur Ellis

 

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