Pictured transporting church pews from St. Nicholas’ Church to the Kilcorney Community Centre are Pat Sheehan (driver), Tadhg Sheehan and Danny Sheehan. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ophelia recently, all Masses are now celebrated in the Community Centre, until repairs are completed. [read more …] “Mass Movement in Kilcorney”
Unfortunately St. Nicholas’ Church in Kilcorney lost part of its roof yesterday during Storm Ophelia, but thankfully no-one was hurt. Today, Pat Sheehan from Kilcorney NS Board of Management was interviewed on RTE Radio 1 by Evelyn O’Rourke about what happened, and what will happen. Listen to the interview from 2:25 in the RTE Podcast below:
Trees down everywhere, part of the roof gone from Kilcorney Church, trampolines disappearing, electricity outages in and around town, and some more damage from Ophelia. Here’s just a sample: trees blocking the Glebe, and more … Hopefully everyone is okay though.
Wordsworth is closed
Bank of Ireland is closed 
Millstreet Parish Credit Union is closed
Dairygold is closed
All the schools / preschools are closed
Non essential HSE appointments are cancelled
Open: Supervalu O’Keeffe’s Millstreet is currently open and we will see how the days goes as to whether we will close or not. There will be no home deliveries today as a result of the inclement weather. Stay Safe #Opehilia
Most places SHOULD be closed today, there’s no good reason to be out in this. At 9am there are several trees already down.
We don’t know how much longer we’ll have internet connection, so we may go blank at some stage 🙁
It has been eerily calm all day. The animals and birds have hardly uttered a sound, like they know something is coming. Ophelia is nearly upon us, and tomorrow morning we’ll wake to the rising storm, possibly the strongest to hit us in over 50 years. If you haven’t tied everything loose down by now, it is probably too late. Above all stay safe and don’t do anything stupid like going out in it or driving. Things can be replaced, people can’t. In town, people have been asking what time the storm will be, well the answer is most of the daylight hours, the worst at lunchtime … below is the best current estimate for tomorrow. The best to everyone. Bíonn grásta Dé idir an diallait agus an talamh. 🙏
Due to the STATUS RED Weather Warning for Ex Hurricane Ophelia, all schools and colleges in the country will to remain closed tomorrow, as confirmed by the Department of Education confirms. More details on Independent.ie
(thanks to the Boys National School, and Presentation National School for letting us know regardless)
Weather Warning: STATUS REDWind Warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry. Ex-hurricane Ophelia is expected to bring severe winds and stormy conditions on Monday. Mean wind speeds in excess of 80 km/h and gusts in excess of 130km/h are expected, potentially causing structural damage and disruption, with dangerous marine conditions due to high seas and potential flooding. Valid from Monday 16 October 2017 09:00 to Tuesday 17 October 2017 03:00 – from Met Éireann