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Storm Frank passes over

The Barrow is the second largest river in Ireland at 81 miles long and it’s still waters run deep. A massive storm has seen the river rise to it’s highest levels since 2009. Thanks to Carlow County Council the effect of flooding has been minimised,

Unfortunately Graiguenamanagh suffered badly and there has been some small outbreaks of flooding around the county.

The Slaney, The Derry and the Burren are all on the rampage too and it is probably true to say that the smallest of the rivers, the Burren has flooded more extensively than the others.

With a break from the rain and a welcome appearance of the sun it was nice to get out and see some of the sights of the county on this Christmas break. Here are some images from across the county:

Milestone on old railway line through Borris?

Milestone on old railway line through Borris?

River Slaney at Kilcarry

River Slaney at Kilcarry

Kilcarry Bridge on the Slaney

Kilcarry Bridge on the Slaney

Clonegal

Clonegal

River Derry Clonegal

River Derry Clonegal

Towards the Blackstairs

Towards the Blackstairs

Borris Viaduct

Borris Viaduct

View from top of Borris Viaduct

View from top of Borris Viaduct

Borris Viaduct and the Mountain River

Borris Viaduct and the Mountain River

Osborne Bar in Rathanna

Osborne Bar in Rathanna

Fodder for the sheep near Rathanna

Fodder for the sheep near Rathanna

Osborne Rathanna

Osborne Rathanna

Sax player in Rathanna!

Sax player in Rathanna!

Clashganny in flood

Clashganny in flood

 

Local Routes

Here is a short loop close to Town ideal for taking young children on.

Lanigans Lough

It’s a 15 kms loop and the roads are quiet with an option to take the Barrow Track from Town to Lanigans Lough.

There’s always something to see along the river.

Barrow in Flood 2015-12-29 (3)IMG_3286

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