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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject: Flood stories Reply with quote

I was talking to man last week who lives in Banagher, Offaly. His house backs on to the Shannon. "Last week when I looked out of my kitchen window I could see cattle as I normally do. This week I can see swans."
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enniscorthy this morning.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is just one of many great reasons to have a dry stone wall in your garden. Not that i'm biased or anything.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those "weep holes" have their advantages alright.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An honest dry stone waller won't even charge you extra for the weep holes. Bad bad one will give you free badger nests in your wall.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gosh that is a disaster. How frightening for everyone involved in all this flooding.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the railway bridge in Enniscorthy. It is the tallest of the three bridges so you can imagine what the other two are like.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a total disaster. Gods love everybody around there to try maintain some semblance of normal life, I thought I was bad laid up with infected sinus s . At least I am on the mend. Were you ok T
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear that's so really sad to see all that flooding. We was over there last year and it was closed off then due to flooding. We had a long detour to get to Rosslare to catch the ferry. However I think its far worse than it was last year.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you mean healthwise Ado, then I still have the manflu, just cannot shake it off. If you meant floodwise then we are on a steep hill so not directly affected. Had a load of jobs on a list to do whilst on holidays but the majority are outside so I cannot get near most of them with the incessant rain. Cleaned/cleared the two sheds out, which badly needed doing yesterday and the day before, so I'm delighted to have got that done. The flood levels are the worst since 1965 apparently. Over run with mice here at the moment, they are in the attic and the only way I can see that they get in is by climbing the outside wall and getting in through a tiny hole in the soffit. Caught the 10th one yesterday.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I have never heard of it being that bad down there. I am back at work today was supposed to be in tues but had to get doc on mon and got antibiotics Those magic beans are certainly working. I was reading something about baking soda and mice extermination the other day. Must look it up. I live in the hills too so I give thanks for that.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some interesting things in this report about preventing flooding by working with nature. We should be looking at more things like this in Ireland instead of just giving people sandbags and a loan of a pump! http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-25864631
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought provoking article alright but to implement it would be a huge collaboration of so many organisations.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah you are right. Sure ill keep filling sand bags so!!
I suppose its like many of our problems. If we don't start looking at the bigger picture and the knock on effects, we are doomed to continue to repeat ourselves. Collaborative responses are usually the best. Definitely better that filling sandbags and hoping for the best.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are lucky here as we're up the hill. However we've just been to Castlebar and went through 1 part slowly as the flooding had met in the middle, but still passable. Went and got the shopping and couldn't believe how empty the shops and car parks were so got it all done quickly.

A strange thing in the year was I saw 2 men in the lane hanging around. So nosy me went and asked what they were doing. They said they was dredging the ditches and rivers. I said I was glad they were still doing that here as in UK (birthplace) they have stopped dredging due to cutting costs. Rolling Eyes The older of the 2 said with respect we know they've stopped, as a lot of the bigger towns here and they are going to get huge problems later, and he was so right. Then we spent the next half hour talking about the garden. Lovely
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