Red Sky – Yellow Warning from Met Éireann

Red Sky – Yellow Warning from Met Éireann

Met Éireann and my own weather crock certainly agree with the old maxim: Red Sky at Night – Shepherd’s Delight to the extent that Ireland’s long standing forecasters have issued a Status Yellow warning for today. For once the warning is for a mixture of heat and heavy or thundery downpours and both are well…

Unprecedented Flood Levels Swamp Graves in Kilbanivane

Unprecedented Flood Levels Swamp Graves in Kilbanivane

The disgrace that is the ongoing flooding of Kilbanivane Cemetery is a continuous source of distress to people who have loved ones buried there. I got some photographs emailed to me over the past couple of days and they show the water levels at the highest I’ve seen since the flooding there became more prominent…

Council Fears of Damage Claims Rules Out Flood Aleviation Programme

Council Fears of Damage Claims Rules Out Flood Aleviation Programme

In a letter to Mayor of the Killarney Municipal District, Niall Kelleher, Charlie O’Sullivan, Kerry County Council Director of Services ruled out dealing with the complications of Castleisland’s flooding problems under the proposed Office of Public Works funded Minor Works Programme. The letter from Mr. O’Sullivan to Mayor Kelleher came about from a meeting of…

Graveyard Flooding on the Agenda for Killarney MD Meeting

Graveyard Flooding on the Agenda for Killarney MD Meeting

There are people in Castleisland keeping a hawk like watch on this Wednesday’s meeting of councillors and officials of Killarney Municipal District in Rathmore. There are many motions and questions down for discussion but only two matter to the watchers here. Motions number 13 and 20 have been lodged by Cllr. Bobby O’Connell and numbers…

24-Hour Storm Orange Warning From 10pm Tonight

24-Hour Storm Orange Warning From 10pm Tonight

Kerry County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team met again at 4.30pm this evening to discuss preparations for Storm Brian. Met Eireann has issued an updated weather warning for Kerry which includes an Orange warning for wind in place from 10pm on Friday night to 10pm on Saturday night. There is also a Yellow weather warning…

Cross Political Welcome for Currow Flood Alleviation Funds

Cross Political Welcome for Currow Flood Alleviation Funds

There was a rapid political response to the news at the weekend that Currow Village had been allocated a sizable sum of money for the upgrading of flood alleviation works on the River Flesk in the vicinity of the village. Danny and Maura Thank Minister Moran Danny Healy Rae TD and Cllr. Maura Healy Rae…

Killarney Municipal District Council to Meet in Castleisland

Killarney Municipal District Council to Meet in Castleisland

A great local dog and his owner / trainer will be the headline acts at the Killarney Municipal Area meeting at the River Island Hotel on this Wednesday from 10am.  The hotel is the venue for the meeting of members of the Killarney Municipal District Council at 10am. One of the first items on the…

Care Needed as Castleisland Roads Flooded

Care Needed as Castleisland Roads Flooded

Tell-tale signs of snow on vehicles coming down into the valley from the hills around – and from several directions – has left roads around the town in a dangerously flooded state. The River Maine is threatening to burst its banks along the town stretches at this lunchtime and at the rate of rain-fall now…

Kilbanivane Cemetery Flooding Solution in the Pipeline

Kilbanivane Cemetery Flooding Solution in the Pipeline

Houses and homes may not have been flooded here in the course of the worst recorded spell of weather recently. However, there were many locals whose eyes welled up and hearts bled for loved ones lying in flood covered graves in Kilbanivane – yet again. Since early December, Maher’s side of the cemetery has been…

Hatches Down Again as Met Éireann Issues Orange Alert

Hatches Down Again as Met Éireann Issues Orange Alert

There was widespread relief here last evening that the Castleisland Chamber Alliance Street Party got, not only underway, but clean away on an rare oasis on ‘fine’ weather. In general, people around here have toned down their levels of complaining about the weather. You can blame or bless television for that as the pictures of…