Search

24 May 2022

Storm Dudley: Trees down across Kilkenny City and County as 85km/hr winds recorded

Storm Dudley: Trees down across Kilkenny City and County as 85km/hr winds recorded

Fallen tree at Kilkenny College Picture: Kilkenny College

As Storm Dudley continues to make its presence felt across Kilkenny, damage caused by heavy winds has already been reported in both the city and county.

Castlecomer Discovery Park is now fully closed after a large chestnut tree came crashing down near the main entrance earlier today.

"Please do not come walking in the park until the storm passes," a Park spokesperson confirmed.

"There is a large tree down on the main entrance way and work is underway to remove it." 

Meanwhile, in the city, a large tree has fallen on the grounds of Kilkenny College.

"Thankfully everyone is safe and well," Kilkenny College confirmed.

Niall Dollard from Kilkenny Weather notes that gusts from Storm Dudley reached 85km/hr in Kilkenny just before 2pm.

Remember: A 'Status Yellow' weather warning remains in effect for County Kilkenny until 11:30pm tonight. Damaging gusts are still possible. Please be safe and plan your actions accordingly.

If you would like to report storm damage or news from your locality, email 'news@kilkennypeople.ie'.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.