Some residents of Claregalway village are being forced to evacuate their homes as floods in the area are increasing. The water level in the River Clare rose again and nearby estates were subsequently effected. A section of the N17 remains unpassable and some locals have had to leave their homes as they could become stranded if the water rises any more. We’ve uploaded some photos from various estates in the Claregalway area that were effected by the flooding to our Facebook page here.
For up-to-date information on the floods in Claregalway, and all over Galway, tune in to Galway Bay FM (95.8 FM).
For weather updates check out Met Éireann.
As Claregalway has been devastated by floods, emergency accommodation has been set up in local hotels. These rooms are for victims worst effected by the floods, and those who cannot return to their homes due to flooding.
Galway-Dublin bus route resumed
Bus Éireann has confirmed that the Galway to Dublin services resumed this morning via the M6.
Services are currently running to the normal timetable (leaving Galway on the half hour, every hour).
Services will operate via Ballinasloe and Loughrea.
Customers in Oranmore are being provided with a shuttle bus service into Galway to connect with the service.