WATCH: Drone footage shows the extent of flooding in Limerick and Clare

Heavy rainfall caused the River Shannon to burst its banks causing widespread flooding over the weekend. 

WATCH: Drone footage shows the extent of flooding in Limerick and Clare

The sheer magnitude of the water that escaped is caught in this video obtained by the Irish Examiner.

Filmed by videographer Tony Grehan it shows the badly hit areas of Montpelier, Castleconnell and Springfield near Clonlara, Co. Clare.

Unfortunately not even the drone could escape the water as it dramatically crashes at the end of the video after trying to return home to due to a low battery.

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