Pictures and video show impact of Storm Barra

Pictures and video show impact of Storm Barra

07/12/2021 Covid-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus), Ireland. Day 622 since start of lockdown. A photographer takes pictures on the promenade as waves hit the seafront in Clontarf Dublin as Storm Barra takes place. Photo Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

Storm Barra has already caused significant disruption across the country, leaving thousands without power.

Flooding has been seen in Cork and Kerry where a status red wind warning is in place until 9pm.

Here are some of the scenes that have been captured so far.

Picture: Damien McCallig
Picture: Damien McCallig

The streets around Cork City's quays saw flooding shortly before high tide at around 7.30am with the water reaching the South Mall.

Uprooted: A Christmas tree knocked over by Storm Barra's winds on Princes St, Cork. Picture: Dan Linehan
Uprooted: A Christmas tree knocked over by Storm Barra's winds on Princes St, Cork. Picture: Dan Linehan

A trampoline is prevented from taking flight during strong winds in Bantry. Picture: TikTok/CatherineWarton69
A trampoline is prevented from taking flight during strong winds in Bantry. Picture: TikTok/CatherineWarton69

Storm Barra action from the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw
Storm Barra action from the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Flooding was also seen in Cork county in various parts of West Cork and Youghal, where there were wild scenes this morning.

 Facilities staff pictured during tidal flooding on the South Mall, Cork city during Storm Barra. Pic Daragh mc Sweeney/Provision
Facilities staff pictured during tidal flooding on the South Mall, Cork city during Storm Barra. Pic Daragh mc Sweeney/Provision

Social media also had reports of a trampoline being blown away in Co Kilkenny.

Meanwhile, a trampoline was rescued in Bantry after it had begun to blow away.

Sandbags piled up in Bantry. Picture:  Andy Gibson/PA Wire
Sandbags piled up in Bantry. Picture:  Andy Gibson/PA Wire

Waves overtop a wall on the road to Youghal. Picture: Damien Storan.
Waves overtop a wall on the road to Youghal. Picture: Damien Storan.

Parts of Kerry were also hit with flooding, where Kenmare, Tralee and Killarney saw the worst of it. The road approaching the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare has been deemed impassible.

Out at sea, Damien McCallig captured some stunning photos of fishing vessel Dawn Ross making for Castletownbere during the storm. 

Picture: Sasko Lazarov
Picture: Sasko Lazarov

Footage from inside Fastnet Lighthouse captured the danger of the sea during the storm.

Picture: Damien McCallig
Picture: Damien McCallig

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