Local residents in Dunboyne County Meath, were saddened today to learn that Storm Christine hasn’t caused any serious flooding in the area over the last number of days.
Residents were hoping that the worst storm in 15 years would help the town return to it’s glory days, when it was under several feet of water and was at the centre of some much loved national media attention.
Dunboyne last hit the headlines way back in 2002, when the River Tolka burst its banks and caused widespread destruction to many homes in the area. Paul Fagan also fell down a manhole.
Since then, the town hasn’t attracted the attention of any national media, with neighbouring town Clonee stealing the lime light recently when a man’s severed arm was found in a field.
Alan Corrigan’s heroics on horseback to apprehend two criminals in a field after they robbed a bookies and burnt out a car, wasn’t enough either to draw the attention of the national press, leaving many locals hopeful that the dangerous storm would flood the town again and bring with it some much coveted media attention.
So far, there has been no signs of flooding, causing many people in the area much distress. Local do gooder and head of the Busy Body Society of Dunboyne, Ambrose Robinson was notably upset.
Speaking to us after his monthly “Firework Safety Awareness Training” he said:
“Dya’s have a couple euro for the club’s lotto lads?”
MET Eireann are holding the national weather warning in place at orange and residents of this small town are hoping that Storm Christine will be able to inflict some serious damage before she’s finished and help give the town the coverage and attention it deserves.