What a year for floods!
2015 in general was a weather disaster with constant wind and rain for most of the summer which only got worse as we came into winter. Storm after storm lashed the country with the west and the midlands bearing the brunt of it. We here in Trim were lucky enough in that we didn’t flood but the Boyne certainly rose higher than I’ve ever seen it.
So grabbing my camera and wellies I set off one day to grab a few pictures. I started off at Newtown and there was a right flow of water under the bridge and around St. John’s Priory.
Over the bridge and looking towards the abbey, the Boyne had flooded the fields.
On the way towards the cemetery, I met these lads loading up their sheep into a trailer. At least I hope they were their sheep and they weren’t rustlers!
On up through the graveyard towards Porchfields I hopped over the wall to have a look back down towards Marcies.
Into Porchie and spotted this lad checking the water levels.
I walked all the back up towards the town though huge stretches of the path were under water even to the point where there was No Access!
Usually at this point I’d walk under the bridge and on up towards the Yellow Steeple. That wasn’t going to happen this time!
Wellies were never going to get me through that flood. I thought the previous floods in 2009 were bad, but this was a lot worse. Hope you enjoy the photos.