Offaly County Council Press Release Storm Barra 7th December 5.30pm

County Offaly remains under a Met Eireann Status yellow wind and rain warning in relation to Storm Barra which is forecast to continue until 18.00 tomorrow Wednesday 8th December.

Please note the warning includes the following: widespread mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h and gusts of 90 to 110 km/h with localised stronger winds likely. Heavy rain will also bring risks of surface flooding.

Disruption to power and travel are likely.

Our contact number for reporting issues such as fallen trees, flooding and road damage is 0579346800 or out of hours 1800 15 15 15. 

For any water disruption please contact Irish Water on 1850 278 278.  For disruption to power please contact the ESB on 1850 372 999


Offaly County Council is asking motorists to exercise caution as driving conditions may be hazardous again this evening  due to flooding or fallen trees/branches.

Motorists are advised to avoid driving through flowing or standing water and to exercise caution during heavy rain. Please be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians.

Offaly County Council crews have responded to a small number of minor tree falls throughout the day, but there have been no significant issues thus far

Our Severe Weather Team is continuing to monitor the situation and will deal with any issues which may arise.

Please see for tips on ensuring you, your home or business are prepared for adverse weather.