Premises continue to be impacted by weekend’s heavy rain

Homes and business across the region continue to be impacted by flooding over the weekend.

Ballyshannon and Bundoran, especially around Clyhore, in Co. Donegal experienced heavy rain causing a large volume of water to flow through premises with local Councillor, Michael McMahon calling on the local authority to urgently address the situation in the long term.

Healy Plants Garden Centre by Tobernalt Holy Well in Sligo experienced heavy flooding causing the business to close for a number of days.

The road is badly flooded at Doorly Park outside Cleveragh Retail Park that may be passable with extreme care.

The Drum Road at Rathcormac and the Oxfield Road near the N15 are passable with care but alternative routes are suggested if possible.

The R284 was closed overnight between Conways Cross and Geevagh in Co. Sligo as flood levels were not receding but is now passable with care according to Sligo County Council.

There were also reports of bad flooding in Ballygawley.

The R287 Sligo to Dromahair road remains flooded today at the ‘Long Stretch’ as a result of high water levels from Lough Gill.

The road at Ballynagalliagh Bridge in Drumcliffe was flooded and not passable with the road closed to traffic while the road by Glencar Lough also experienced heavy flooding.

The weather also caused the postponements of the Dervish concert until tonight as part of Sligo Fleadhfest.

Bundoran based Sinn Fein Councillor, Michael McMahon says the flooding around Clyhore has been a problem for quite a while.