Storm Doris leaves a trail of damage

Storm Doris hit Boyle on Wednesday night leaving many fallen trees and homes without power.

By 9am Thursday morning the storm had abated but strong gusts were still being felt in this area.

Motorists are being advised to drive with care due to fallen trees and debris on the roads.

Community spirit was alive and well around Boyle as photographs show this morning.

Our main picture shows Declan Dwyer and Noel Hanmore clearing a fallen tree on the Frenchaprk road shortly before 8am.

They had previously cleared other fallen trees in the general area.

In Rockingham, Gerard Mullarkey is also seen clearing the roadway.

A telephone pole snapped in Killaraght and eir’s Joe McDermott was on hand to make the area safe.

Thanks to Dan Shanley on Facebook for the picture of the boat that broke it’s moorings on Lough Key.

On Marian Road a tree is pictured hanging perilously on electricity lines.

56,000 properties are without power throughout the country with 2,000 people without power in Arigna, one of the worst hit areas

The status yellow warning remains in place until 12 noon today

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