After a long dry Summer and Autumn there has now been plenty of rain, softening up the earth and replenishing the ground water. Our programme of winter planting of trees and fruit bushes has commenced.
The Lacken walk is almost covered with the rising flood waters
The board walk keeps our feet out of the water and allows the wetlands to be flooded
Board walk at Ossory Bridge, new signage has been erected showing the attractive loop walking routes available
River Breagagh near the Black Abbey in flood
Whole trees are swept away on the river Nore
The Canal walk stream is full
Over the last number of weeks we have seen the river Nore rise and rise. The Nore still quite a wild river with many tree-lined natural banks. When the river rises the floodplains turn into lakes. Trees along the riverbank where undermined and weakened are washed down the river. The City boardwalk was just above the flood level.
Not a time for swimming as the wild river Nore washes whole trees and their roots down the river
With the water at such a high level the newly completed mural at Ossory bridge looks like it is swimming in the river.
The river boardwalk between Ossory bridge and the City centre is just above the flood level