Flesk and Maine Rivers Spill Over as Weather Takes a Lurch

The river walk in Castleisland was completely out of bounds this evening as the predicted rainfalls and weather warnings proved accurate.
Facebook is awash with photographs and film from various areas and the River Flesk in the Adraville Bridge area of Scartaglin seems to be particularly badly hit by flooding.

Patsy O’Donoghue was one of many people watching and photographing the rising levels of the River Maine in Castleisland earlier today.

“I never saw so many people out taking pictures and film clips of anything. The river was just rising before our

eyes and the footpaths between Barrack Street and Church Street bridges just disappeared under the flood.
“It was the same on the stretch from Church Street to the Crageen

Bridge and I would advise anyone to avoid the river walk for a while until the water goes down,” said Patsy.

January 2014 was the last big flood of that kind to come down the Maine River. Thankfully on that occasion no lasting damage was done.
On this occasion, like on many before, we will have to wait for the levels to fall to see what damage has been done and hope that the worst of this bout of bad weather is behind us.