I was away over the last few days, as areas of Clonmel flooded. By all accounts, it was the worst flooding for the last 5 years or so. The river rose over two meters higher than normal and up to 40 people had to be rescued from their homes. The familiar areas of Convent Bridge, Old Bridge and O'Connell terrace were worst hit, while The Quay and the main Waterford Road were impassable, as were all the town bridges. Serious flooding also took place in Ardfinnan and Knocklofty.
The Flood Relief works are about 50% completed, with c. €20m of a total package of €44m spent to date. It is due to be finished in 2012.
As I was away, I did not get any photos! Thanks to Barry Meehan who postedsome pictures and wrote about the floods here.