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Kilkenny Photography , The river Barrow flooded

River Barrow KIlkenny in flood  Feb 2014 7
The flooded river Barrow , County Kilkenny
The aftermath of Storm Darwin
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Kilkenny’s river Barrow in flood

This weekend we lost our Broadband connect while our provider fixes some 18000 connection problems, mostly due to power supply problems.

I Wanted to record the after effects of storm Darwin, so spend a long time out and about getting images of the floods and the damage created in the counties forests.

The images below are taken along the river Barrow , which is usually a very calm river that flows through the county. As you can see from these images however the entire valley and floodplain is many feet underwater and this water is flowing at full speed down through the county toward the county of Waterford.

River Barrow KIlkenny in flood  Feb 2014 2

River Barrow KIlkenny in flood  Feb 2014 1

River Barrow KIlkenny in flood  Feb 2014 3

River Barrow KIlkenny in flood  Feb 2014 4

River Barrow KIlkenny in flood  Feb 2014 5

River Barrow KIlkenny in flood  Feb 2014 6

15 responses

  1. Yikes. I think we got off very lightly in Dublin….

    February 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I think you still got a good blasting but Kilkenny for some reason got hit hard this time, Many trees are down and the rivers are very bad !!

      Role on the Summer !!

      February 17, 2014 at 1:47 pm

  2. Oh my, I guess that’s why they call them “flood plains.” Stay dry!

    February 17, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    • Hello Dorothy πŸ™‚

      Yes , true , they are becoming rivers this winter !!!

      Doing my best to ! – Thank you !!!

      February 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

  3. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

    My goodness!
    That does look scary.
    Take care and stay safe, Nigel.

    February 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    • Hello Vicki

      I will do, we have had an amazing winter , on are 10th week of rain !!!

      Thank you !!

      February 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  4. I love the composition and ‘movement’ in the second image. πŸ™‚

    February 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    • Hello Rene πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, its an amazing landscape at the moment , nature at her most powerful !!

      February 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

  5. It overwhelms the senses. You’re visually chronicling history. Go!

    February 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, an amazing winter , endless storms here and endless Snow for yourselves !!!

      February 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm

  6. These shots are not easy to like, Nigel; but they are brilliant in showing a storm-ravaged countryside.

    February 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    • Hello M.

      Thank you, I feel exactly the same.

      Nature has many faces I guess, although I am sure this side of her is all apart of how life grows and develops, its just hard to see how but many things will find good out of all this !!!

      Thank you !!!

      February 17, 2014 at 8:55 pm

  7. Great captures Nigel. Hope you are all safe and sound. : )))

    February 18, 2014 at 6:20 am

  8. So much flooding – many famers unable to plant seed – must be a list of suffrering

    February 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

  9. Sin Duda Un Bello DΓ­a Despues De Fuertes Lluvias… Un Saludo.

    February 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm

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