The Boyne in flood

What a year for floods!

2015 in general was a weather disaster with constant wind and rain for most of the summer which only got worse as we came into winter. Storm after storm lashed the country with the west and the midlands bearing the brunt of it. We here in Trim were lucky enough in that we didn’t flood but the Boyne certainly rose higher than I’ve ever seen it.

So grabbing my camera and wellies I set off one day to grab a few pictures. I started off at Newtown and there was a right flow of water under the bridge and around St. John’s Priory.

The Boyne in flood at Newtown Bridge
The Boyne in flood at Newtown Bridge

Over the bridge and looking towards the abbey, the Boyne had flooded the fields.

Floods at Newtown
Floods at Newtown

On the way towards the cemetery, I met these lads loading up their sheep into a trailer. At least I hope they were their sheep and they weren’t rustlers!

Sheep shifting
Sheep shifters…..

On up through the graveyard towards Porchfields I hopped over the wall to have a look back down towards Marcies.

Marcies and the floods
Marcies and the floods

Into Porchie and spotted this lad checking the water levels.

Checking the flood levels
Checking the flood levels

I walked all the back up towards the town though huge stretches of the path were under water even to the point where there was No Access!

No access
No access

Usually at this point I’d walk under the bridge and on up towards the Yellow Steeple. That wasn’t going to happen this time!

Warning Path Flooded
Warning Path Flooded

Wellies were never going to get me through that flood. I thought the previous floods in 2009 were bad, but this was a lot worse. Hope you enjoy the photos.

 

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