We have had a few bad storms already this year, but last night was the worst so far. The town of Midleton was badly flooded, sections of the N25 were rendered impassable and parts of Garryvoe beach practically wiped out, with rubble strewn across the car park. Here are a few pictures I took today.
Midleton Main Street flooded.
The Midleton river burst its banks, flooding the area around the distillery.
Things were not much better by Bailick Road.
Garryvoe carpark has been covered in rubble again.
Much of the beach seems to have disappeared.
The carpark is inaccessible from the hotel due to heavy flood waters.
When we were leaving, attempts were being made to reduce the flooding by constructing a new channel to the sea.