Burren road impassable after recent rain

Burren road impassable after recent rain


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

One road in the county remains impassable following the weekends heavy rainfall.

Routes in both east and west Clare that were left blocked by flooding have been cleared however one road in the Burren National Park remains impassable.

The road near Kilnaboy is likely to remain closed for several days after a local turlough close to Mullaghmore overflowed.

A Clare County Council spokesman confirmed: “A local road in the townland of Poundtown, Kilnaboy, is impassable due to flooding arising from the impact of heavy rainfall on a local turlough. The road is likely to remain closed for a number of days.”

Meanwhile, just a few kilometres away on Sunday night, emergency services were alerted to a car trapped in flood waters near Leamaneh Castle.

Fire and ambulance crews from Ennistymon responded to the incident along with gardaí.

On arrival at the scene, paramedics and gardaí were informed that the occupants of the car were being cared for in a local house. They travelled to the house where they found the occupants of the vehicle to be uninjured.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.