Killarney lashed by torrential downpours

Swans making the most of the flooded car parks at Ross Castle which have been closed to traffic

A NUMBER of paths, trails and car parks in Killarney National Park have been declared inaccessible and have been closed due to flooding.

Following last night’s torrential rain – with more forecast for today – park staff have asked the public to adhere to the advice and to stay away from the areas affected.

The car parks at Ross Castle have been closed due to flooding and the Muckross and Dinis loop is also out of bounds.

The football pitch in Glenflesk under water this Tuesday

The following areas have also been closed:

  • The mass path from Derrycunnihy to Lord Brandon’s Cottage.
  • The Old Kenmare road from Derrycunnihy, through Incheens and Ullauns, where the Galway’s River has burst its banks.
  • The Old Kenmare Road at Cores/Esknamucky.
  • From Ross Castle through to Reen.
  • The river walk from White’s Bridge to the Game Wood.
  • The lower road in Tomies Wood.
Severe flooding in Glenflesk this afternoon

With the ongoing Status Orange rainfall warning still in place for Kerry, the National Parks and Wildlife Service has asked the public to adhere to Met Éireann guidelines and to use discretion when visiting park in the course of the current weather alert.

Meanwhile, severe flooding has also been reported in several areas in the greater Killarney area with problems arising in Fossa, Aghadoe, Glenflesk, Beaufort, Lawlor’s Cross to Finnegan’s Cross in Kilcummin, and on the main Killarney-Killorglin road.

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