It is four months since devastating flash floods destroyed roads, bridges, businesses and homes in Inishowen, Co Donegal.

63% of the average monthly rain fell in just nine hours in the area leaving catastrophic scenes in its wake and causing huge distress for those affected.

Bernie Kearney was lucky to escape alive when a mudslide drove huge rocks, and her car, into the back wall and windows of her house, as she sat in the kitchen.

She will never be able to live in her house again and hopes, once her insurance and planning permission is sorted out, to build a new home nearby. 

For Bébhinn Mullins in Clonmany, the experience has also been very stressful but she was determined that she and her family would be back in her own home for Christmas.

With last minute work done on the house this week the Mullins will celebrate at home.

But like Bernie, Bébhinn says it has been a very stressful time particularly in relation to insurance which in both cases is not yet finalised. 

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