Flooding Alert: Kilkenny County Council issue sandbags

High rainfall expected on already saturated ground

Sian Moloughney


Sian Moloughney



Kilkenny Kilkenny

Photo from Graignamanagh flood in December 2015

Met Éireann have advised that the current regime of periods of high intensity rainfall will possibly be a feature of our weather over the next 14 days.

As the ground is already saturated, the cumulative rainfall forecasted will increase the threat of flooding. 

The prolonged periods of rain will lead to higher river levels and a potential risk of flooding. 

Kilkenny County Council are continuing to monitor river levels.

In anticipation of flooding, sandbags will be available at the following locations:

Kilkenny City

Outside Goal Road Depot.

Castlecomer MD

Gate to Council Depot, Woodquarter, Gowran,

The Square, Freshford,

Car park on Bridge Street, Ballyragget.  

Gate to Council depot, The Square, Johnstown 

Gate to Donaguile Depot, Castlecomer


Thomastown Callan MD

Callan Area Office

Thomastown Area Office

Quay Graignamanagh

Quay Inistioge