Ten thousand consumers are without water in Co Kerry this evening after a water main burst in the centre of Killarney.

Irish Water said the water main from Sheheree to Coolcorcoran burst on Park Road, close to Aldi and Tesco supermarkets.

The flood water spread along the main road and through a small commercial park, Central Point, flooding its basement.

Irish Water said it is working with Kerry County Council and is making arrangements to carry out repairs as soon as possible.

The loss of water comes amid a heatwave that has swept the country.

It said it hopes to have a full water supply back by tomorrow morning.