Lahinch has borne the brunt of the latest storm to hit Clare’s coast, leading to the most significant flooding event in the county in over four years.
Major damage has been caused to businesses and homes, some of which were evacuated this morning. Clare County Council also says that the Promenade walkways and seawall were ‘seriously compromised.’ Locals say the damage in Lahinch is the most extensive in memory.
Houses in parts of Quilty have also been damaged, while along Clare’s coastline roads and property were damaged by debris washed in from the sea, including in Doonbeg, Doolin, Quilty, Cappa and Carrigaholt. Carrigaholt Post Office was closed for a time earlier today, but has since re-opened.
The Lahinch to Liscannor road is still blocked to traffic, while some bus services in North Clare have been disrupted.
Clare County Council says there is major disruption to water supplies in the Finnevarra, New Quay and Clahane, Liscannor areas of North Clare as a result of storm damage in the area.
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre remains closed today due to high winds, and homeowners in coastal areas are being warned that high spring tides will continue over the coming days.