UPDATE: A number of Kilkenny roads obstructed as storm gusts fell trees and power lines

Members of the public are advised to avoid unnecessary travel

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews



Roads blocked by fallen trees in Tipperary as storm Ophelia picks up speed

Trees have fallen in a number of places around Kilkenny

Trees, large branches, and other obstructive debris has fallen on a number of roads in County Kilkenny, causing disruption or preventing access.

The following roads are reported to be obstructed and should be avoided:

Bennetsbridge Road from Kilkenny at Wallslough junction;
Gowran to Thomastown Road at Gowran Racecourse;
Callan to Clonmel Road
Kilkenny to Ballingarry;
New Ross to the Rower;
Ministers Cross to Urlingford;
Freshford to Clontubrid;
CrossPatrick past school;
Graiguenamanagh to New Ross;
Kells to Newtown at Crowraddy Bridge;
Meallaghmore Windgap near Guinans Pub;
New House Thomastown;
Brennetsbridge to Thomastown;
After Cillin Hill towards Paulstown;
Thomastown to Graiguenamanagh;
Kilkenny to Castlecomer at Dunmore;
Archers Avenue Estate;
Kells Road Kilkenny past St Patrick's.

Members of the public are advised to avoid unnecessary travel.

Meanwhile, power outages have been reported in the following areas: Stoneyford, Thomastown, Castlecomer, Kilmoganny, Cuffesgrange, Graignamanagh, Goresbridge, Knocktopher, Ballyragget, Margaret's Field and Keatingstown.

Storm-related issues can be reported to Kilkenny County Councils dedicated Call Centre 056-7794145.