Torrential rain and gale-force winds caused havoc across the country as three weather warnings took their toll.

In Cork, a code level orange weather warning was in place with emergency crews active in many coastal towns as tidal flooding occurred during high water.

Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team convened to assess the situations as many roads around the county were affected by large volumes of surface water.

Asnowman in Co Kerry. Picture:Don MacMonagle
A snowman in Co Kerry. Picture: Don MacMonagle

Flooding occurred in Georges Quay, Union Quay, Wandesford Quay, South Terrace, Morrison’s Island, South Mall, Lapp’s Quay, Lower Glanmire Road and Oliver Plunkett St.

In Youghal, there was flooding from Brown Stto O’Rahilly St and there was some property flooding on Back St.

Flooding in Cork City. Picture:Michael Mac Sweeney
Flooding in Cork City. Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney

Bailick Road and Bonnog in Midleton was flooded early in the day, with minor flooding on Lower Main St.

There was also some tidal flooding in the Carrigaline/Crosshaven area while in Kinsale, flooding occurred on Short Quay, Pier Road and Worlds End.

A tourist admires the snow at Ladies View, Killarney, Co Kerry, yesterday as cyclists brave the road behind. Picture: Don MacMonagle
A tourist admires the snow at Ladies View, Killarney, Co Kerry, yesterday as cyclists brave the road behind. Picture: Don MacMonagle

No issues were reported in Bandon, while in Clonakilty, there was flooding on Bridge Road, Ring Road and Inchydoney Road. Further west, Skibbereen, Dunmanway and Bantry escaped the worst of the severe weather.

Crashes were reported in Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Galway, following heavy downpours of hail while snow forced the closure of the N11 after a multi-vehicle crash.

Windy conditions at Cork Airport meant a number of lfights had to divert to Shannon, while a number of flights out of the airport had to be cancelled.

The yacht Callisto washed up at Whitepoint in Cobh, Co Cork, after breaking its moorings in heavy seas. Picture: Dan Linehan
The yacht Callisto washed up at Whitepoint in Cobh, Co Cork, after breaking its moorings in heavy seas. Picture: Dan Linehan

George Savage was returning from Edinburgh when his flight had to abandon a landing at Cork and head for Shannon.

“As we descended, it got very bumpy, and after two or three attempts at landing failed, we circled the airport for about an hour before diverting to Shannon.

“It was pretty rough, sick bags were being handed out, there was quite a few people sick but no one was that freaked out,” he said.

The scene at the Duhallow U21 B Final at Ballydesmond, Co Cork, on Saturday evening. The photograph was taken by umpire Eric Hickey.
The scene at the Duhallow U21 B Final at Ballydesmond, Co Cork, on Saturday evening. The photograph was taken by umpire Eric Hickey.

In Donegal, a man was rescued from the sea at around 5.30pm after a boat was reported as having capsized east of Innishinny.

The man, who was wearing a lfejacket, was winched to safety by Sligo Coast Guard helicopter and taken to Letterkenny hospital.


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