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Heavy rain floods Clontarf
The weather report for 1 January 1915. It warns that 'boisterous weather will be general'. Photo: Met Office, UK. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0

Heavy rain floods Clontarf

Clontarf, 2 January 1915 - A heavy storm which passed over Dublin last night has caused considerable flooding in parts of the city.

Sea water overflowed and submerged the shore road at Clontarf and Dollymount Strand. This meant that tramway traffic had to be suspended and passage through the area was impossible. 

As well as heavy rain, the storm brought fierce winds, which seem to have done little or no damage to buildings.

The weather had been fine and dry until midnight yesterday, with the storm coming on suddenly in the early hours of the morning.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.