Trees Down in Ennis and East Clare in Storm Brian

Photo © Pat Flynn

Parts of Clare are already feeling the effects of Storm Brian.

Gardaí have said a number of trees are down, especially in the Tulla and Killalloe areas of East Clare.

One of these is close to Tinarana House, between Killaloe and Ogonnelloe, although a significant number of other roads are also affected, especially in the Killaloe area.


There is also a tree down on the Kilrush Road in Ennis, close to O’Sullivan Hansbury Motors, blocking the road for traffic coming into the town.

Elsewhere, few issues have been reported on roads despite strong winds, although rains have led to significant amounts of surface water, including in the Kilnamona area.

Gusts at Shannon Airport have topped 100 km/h this morning.

It had been feared that Storm Brian could fell a number of trees already weakened by Ophelia.

A status orange wind warning is in place in Clare until tonight.

Clare’s Road Safety Officer Barry Keating has this advice for those taking to the roads

Shannon Airport has issued precautionary advice to passengers, urging them to contact their airlines before beginning their journeys.

The Cliffs of Moher visitor centre is closed today on account of the weather.

Flooding has been reported in parts of Limerick City, and in Corbally.

The ESB is not currently reporting any issues with its electricity network in Clare.

Clare County Council has already advised members of the public to avoid exposed coastal areas during the duration of the weather alert today.