Storm Frank: Water Water Everywhere

The western side of Drishane Bridge, with the railway line on the opposide side of the flooded field

Storm Frank brought incessant rain all yesterday afternoon (76.9mm in total in town). On top of ground that was already totally saturated, all the rain went straight to the rivers and flooding was inevitable. This morning the Blackwater and Finnow are at the highest they’ve been in a number of years. Loads of roads in the area are closed, so travelling today isn’t a great idea. photos below are thanks to Michelle. (For lots more photos/videos/info on flooding in Cork, see Cork Flood Alerts)

Wallis’ Bridge (or Drishane Bridge) What you don’t see is that the arches under the bridge were totally underwater for a while :-\

2015-12-30 Blackwater water height at Keale Bridge

The Blackwater peaked at 8am this morning at a height of 3.233m, the highest it’s been in a number of years. [read more …] “Storm Frank: Water Water Everywhere”

Death Notice: Mary (Molly) Murphy, Shanaknuck, Millstreet

The death has occurred of Mary (Molly) MURPHY, Shanaknuck, Millstreet, Cork

MURPHY (Shanaknuck, Millstreet): On December 28, 2015, peacefully, in the loving and tender care of staff at Nazareth House, Mallow, MARY (MOLLY), dearly loved sister of Eileen O’Leary, Knockmanagh, Killarney and the late Bridie, Peggy (Scanlon), Denis and Johnnie. Sadly missed by her sister Eileen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace

Reception Prayers at St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet tomorrow, Wednesday, before 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. [1]

Festive Events at “The Pub” in Carriganima

Music/Entertainment Line Up in The Pub in Carriganima for December/ Christmas Period.

Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Wednesday December 30 – Murphys’ Night Out – Music by “The Little Creatures”.
New Year’s Eve – Danny Creedon.
Sat. Night January 2 – Music with Willie Burke.
Wed. Night January 6 – Millstreet Community Singers.