Fallen trees after storm Ophelia, Cork City, Ireland Fallen trees after storm Ophelia, Cork City, Ireland

Storm Ophelia Pictures

Images of Hurricane Ophelia Ireland by MIT staff.

Our amazing photos of storm Ophelia as it hits Ireland in Oct 2017

Storm Ophelia: We heard about it long before it hit us in the south coast of Ireland. It was originally categorised as a hurricane level storm due to make landfall around 0930 on Monday the 16th of Oct 2017. All of Ireland braced for its impact and so did we!

The eye of this storm travelled up the west coast while the south coast in particular was battered by huge waves and powerful winds. Since we are based on the south coast we acutely felt this. Schools, universities and hospital's were all closed along with public transport which was shut down. With winds speeds in excess of 156 km/h recorded at Roaches Point (about 10 miles from our office) at the mouth of Cork Harbour and torrential rain falling across the country there was a strong risk of damage to property. Yikes! The last time we had a Storm like this in Ireland it was in 1961, her name was Debbie and she took 11 lives.

At the end of Ophelia there were 450,000 homes and businesses without electricity (including most of the My Ireland Tours office) and countless fallen trees and closed roads as well as untold damage to property. Thankfully none of us were hurt. Here is a small sample of what we managed to capture as we were out and about during and after the storm. Hope you enjoy.

Fun fact: Ophelia is commonly thought of as the name of an ancient Greek goddess but is actually the name of a Shakespearean character in the play "Hamlet".

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Staff on top of fallen tree after Hurricane Ophelia

MIT staff in on a tree where they used to park their cars

Cork City, Cork

Waves crashing into the Cork coastline during Hurricane Ophelia

Waves at Rocky Bay close to Cork City

Rocky Bay, Cork

Fallen trees in Cork City during Storm Ophelia in 2017

Fallen Trees in Cork City after Storm Ophelia

Cork City, Ireland

a shed that has been badly damaged during storm Ophelia

Damaged farm shed in county Cork

Close to Kinsale, Co. Cork

Fallen trees in Cork City during Storm Ophelia in 2017

A line of fallen trees along a boulevard in Cork City.

Cork City, Ireland

A ford truck with giant waves Storm Ophelia in 2017

A Ford Truck during Storm Ophelia

Cork County, Ireland

Tree fallen on recently bought real estate during Storm Ophelia

Cork City, Ireland

Huge Wave crashes into Cork coastline.

Cork County, Ireland

This is down at Rocky Bay which is on the south coast of Ireland, open to the full Atlantic and part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

One of the My Ireland Tours staff had to chainsaw their way home after Storm Ophelia.

Cork County, Ireland

The calm water of cork harbour after Storm Ophelia in 2017

The Morning After the Storm

Cork City, Ireland

The calm after the storm gave huge contrast to the day before, with the sun rising the morning after over a millpond-flat Cork city harbour.

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