Ireland: raining goodwill amidst floods of sorrow

Sending kind thoughts and heartfelt wishes to people in the west and south of Ireland as they are battling ferocious weather once again. Families, friends, ex-colleagues, and strangers are currently battling gale force winds, high tides and heavy rainfall and lost material goods, businesses, pets and a sense of security.

In towns where walls once stood, water has taken over and it seems as if the bad weather will continue for at least another two weeks. At the moment, Cork, Waterford, Wexford and Limerick are badly affected, but meteorologists believe the east coast will also be on the path of large gale force winds and storms later this week.

Ireland, still a very large close-knit family no matter where you’re from, showed its best side once again on Monday. In need, people in Ireland get up and immediately start collecting food, clothes and shelter for those most affected. This is Ireland at its best, and we should all be very proud of the way people still cling together in times of need.

(Images courtesy of Irish Times, 2014 and RTÉ, 2014)

Weather map Ireland 2014

People walking high waterGoodwill in actionDamage after high water and wind in Ireland

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© Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2014.

5 thoughts on “Ireland: raining goodwill amidst floods of sorrow

    1. Absolutely, nature gives and takes. More stormy weather next week, there doesn’t seem any pause in Ireland being battered :(

    1. Actually I feel better in wintertime, I love cold temperatures because it means that the heat doesn’t whack me out. Can’t do anything above 20 degrees Celsius. Just been having very low energy levels that sleeping cannot fix.

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