Thursday, February 13, 2014
Personal chauffeured tours/own car and driver/guide in Ireland.
Ireland has been hammered recently by very severe storms, and none worse than yesterday when a quarter of a million people were left without power after one of the most severe storms on record hit the west and south west of the country. The storm moved across the country from the south west but decreased in intensity as it moved inland. Kerry and Cork were the counties that bore the brunt of it but Wexford and Kilkenny also suffered severe damage. Today there are still one hundred and ninety thousand homes without power and the countryside is littered with fallen trees and debris. Fortunately for us, we were not affected too much, eventhough it was a day to remain indoors.
All of the Cork and Kerry peninsulas, the Beara, and the Iveragh, and the Dingle peninsulas, have been badly affected with a lot of coastal damage. Some of the wonderful beaches, places like Lahinch close to the Cliffs of Moher , and many of the Kerry and Galway beaches, have had their seafront promenades and their flood defenses completely destroyed, and it will take millions of Euro to repair them.Many peoples homes have been destroyed by flooding and most of these have already been refused insurance due to previous flooding.The western offshore islands got the worst of it, and we have yet to get the full account of just how much they have suffered.
Today the storm seems to have abated, but there may be more on the way as another front seems to be developing in the Atlantic. Lets hope it steers clear of us.I will keep you posted.
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