Met Eireann has just confirmed that last month was the wettest July on record and it appears that Dunsany was the wettest place of all.

The Met Eireann report says, ” Provisionally, the highest daily rainfall total of July 2023 from our 25 primary weather stations was 41.6 mm at Dunsany, Co Meath on Saturday 22nd, followed closely by 41.2 mm at Oak Park, Co Carlow on Monday 10th.

“Provisionally from our automatic weather stations, Raphoe, Co Donegal had 76.4 mm of rainfall, also on Saturday 22nd, which led to flash flooding in the area. The highest daily total from the previous wettest July in 2009 was 68.5 mm at Caherkirby, Co Cork.”