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The river is Rising

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The River Lingaun, County Kilkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Yesterday we had the storm of the century here in County KIlkenny, winds over 160kmph and a months rain , We lost power in the house and still have no water supply. We are not alone, there are some 190,000 homes in the country without electric or a clean Water supply.

The county has suffered much damage to peoples Houses and land and the rivers are on the rise again.

It was the eighth Storm this winter and in as many weeks, The First I can remember to receive a name ( Storm Darwin ), he or she will be remembered for many years to come.

The rising river Lingaun : Gallery

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25 responses

  1. Well don’t put a bucket in the river for your water – by the look of it it will drag you in!
    Stay safe and warm

    February 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    • Hello Stephen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, Yes I think that’s a great comment , I will resist !!!!

      We hope to get the water back soon !!!!

      I will , Fire set and chair in beside it for the night !!!

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 13, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      • That book on the shelf that you’ve promised yourself to read when you get the right moment…….

        February 13, 2014 at 9:33 pm

  2. And another storm forecast for tomorrow….roll on the spring!

    February 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    • Hello Joan πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I Know, lets hope its not as bad !!!!

      I don’t think so from what I hear !!! πŸ™‚

      February 13, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      • Fingers crossed, I am planning to light the fire and stay indoors though, just in case!

        February 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

  3. Looks like that water is really moving. Let’s hope it moves right along. Stay vigilant! I’m ready to get a shovel and dig to spring!

    February 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I will and thank you, yes Spring soon !!!!

      February 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm

  4. Beautiful!

    February 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm

  5. Hang in there….

    February 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    • Thank’s Jet,

      Next week it better I think !!!!

      Water back on !!

      February 13, 2014 at 10:13 pm

  6. Downunder we’re being told about England’s problems, but not about Ireland’s. 😦 And yet so many of us have Irish heritage … It’s good that you have the method to record Darwin, Nigel, and show it to people later on. Here’s hoping it’s a one-off.

    February 13, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    • Hello M.

      Well I did not want to be out too much but yes it was good to get the sense of this storm !!!

      Thank you !!!

      February 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

  7. Hope things are better today!!

    February 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    • Hello Nanette πŸ™‚

      Well all are services came back on , looking better for next week and the weekend !!

      February 13, 2014 at 10:16 pm

  8. We got some battering yesterday in Cork too! It really took its toll on some lovely old trees. Hope your electricity is restored soon. P

    February 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    • Hello P.

      Yes I know it been a crazy winter for cork , floods and storms !!!!!!

      Apart from the endless rain KIlkenny was a safe refuge until yesterday !!, SO many trees lost !!!

      I hope your safe and well , keep warm and as dry as you can , Spring soon !!!!

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

  9. lyonsroarforgod

    Stay safe…we’ll be praying for all of you.

    February 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    • Hello Lisa πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, these storms have to end soon , Spring just around the corner !!!! πŸ™‚

      February 13, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      • lyonsroarforgod

        Yay for Spring! πŸ™‚

        February 13, 2014 at 11:31 pm

  10. Such crazy, crazy weather. 😦 … Stay dry … And away from fast moving rivers. πŸ˜‰

    February 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    • Hello Dorothy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes for sure it is !!!!

      Thank you , doing are best too !!!!

      I know I was a bit close , its captivating Listening to the water and watching the speed, I konw it looks like I was in the water but I was standing on firm ground on a sharp bend , could not resist !!!

      UM !!!!

      February 13, 2014 at 10:23 pm

  11. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    Stay safe Nigel.
    Those raging torrents don’t look too safe.

    Hope signs of Spring appear soon, so you can get back to normal.

    February 14, 2014 at 12:09 am

  12. Except for the pictures (as usual) I love the pun ‘no (clean) water supply’….. Hope for all affected Irish that things are getting back to normal soon!

    February 14, 2014 at 4:06 am

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