Floods in Enniscorthy.

On the morning of Wednesday, the 30th of December, 2015, the River Slaney in Enniscorthy burst its banks. The floods were caused by a combination of factors:

  1. Previous plans to erect flood defences had been objected against on the grounds that they would reduce or damage the natural beauty of the area.
  2. Storm Frank spread across Ireland overnight, bringing heavy rainfall and strong southerly gale-force winds. Between 40-70mm of rain fell in the region.

A parked car gets stuck in the flood waters by The Promenade in Enniscorthy - beside Sheehan's Cash & Carry:

Car in flood

A wider view of The Promenade, showing the Riverside Park Hotel:

Floods Enniscorthy

The N11 in Enniscorthy was impassable:


At least the swans were happy:

Eniscorthy floods

A shot of the two bridges:


Two men helping a motorist at the Riverside Park Hotel:

Riverside Park Hotel

Minor flooding in Wexford Town after Storm Frank.

Photographs of the R730 road between Ferrycarrig and Wexford Town. The road underneath the small railway bridge had become flooded with water due to Storm Frank and some heavy rainfall that had occurred overnight.

The road was still passable if you drove in the right lane (although the brakes did require some pumping afterwards):

Wexford Flood

Here is another shot, taken from the other side of the bridge.

Road Flooded

At the time, the River Slaney was extremely close to the giraffe statue in Ferrycarrig:

These photographs were taken on Wednesday, the 30th of December, 2015.

Irish Coast Guard Helicopter

Irish Coast Guard Helicopter

A photograph of the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter (reg: EI-ICG) flying over the outskirts of Wexford Town. This is a Sikorsky S-92A that is currently being used by Rescue 117, which is based in Waterford. This was taken during a training exercise, when the chopper was hovering around the Clonard area of Wexford.

Photo taken on Monday, the 28th of December, 2015.

Wexford GAA Park

Wexford Park

A photograph of the main entrance to Wexford Park (officially known as the Innovate Wexford Park). This is a GAA stadium that facilitates Hurling and Gaelic Football games. This particular entrance can be found at the top of Corish Park in Wexford Town - across from the wall behind Pineridge. Photo taken on 27 Dec 2015.

MW Hire, Wexford

A photograph of the MW Hire premises in Wexford Town. This outlet is situated in the Drinagh Business Park in Sinnottstown Lane, Wexford. MW Hire is a Plant & Pump Hire Company. This photograph was taken on Sunday, the 27th of December, 2015.

Hughie Doyle Furniture, Wexford

Hughie Doyle Furniture

A photograph of the Hughie Doyle Furniture store in Kerlogue Business Park, which is on the Rosslare Road in Wexford Town. As you would expect, the store sells everything from kitchen table sets to sofas and mirrors.

Phone number: 053 9171682

This picture was snapped on a damp and dreary day in December of 2015.

Cooney Furlong Grain Company, Wexford

Cooney Furlong Grain Company

A photograph of the Cooney Furlong Grain Company outlet in Sinnottstown Lane, Drinagh, Wexford. Cooney Furlong is an agri-business company that supplies farm inputs such as seed grain and animal feedstuffs. This photograph was taken on Sunday, the 27th of December, 2015.

New Wexford Garda Station

New Garda Station Wexford Town

A photograph of the seven acre site that will contain the new Garda station in Wexford Town. This is behind the Tesco supermarket on Mulgannon Road, just after you take a right at The Folly. The blue sign to the right of the photograph reads "Site For New Garda Divisional Headquarters, Wexford." The station will cost €25 million to build and it will replace the current station on Roche's Road. Photo Date: 27 Dec 2015.

Zurich, Wexford

Zurich, Wexford

A photograph of the Zurich office building in Wexford Town. Zurich is a Swiss insurance company that operates across the globe. The company refers to this building in Drinagh as its "centre of excellence". This photograph was taken on Sunday, the 27th of December, 2015.