Primary school evacuated and children carried to safety as river bursts banks after torrential rain | #schoolsaftey

Students at a Co Kilkenny primary school had to be evacuated after the River Nore burst its banks due to a deluge of rain on Monday.

Firefighters carried pupils at St. Colmcille’s National School to safety as water poured into the school on Monday morning.

A spokesperson for the school said “everyone is fine” and explained all the students had gone home.

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“The fire services are here helping us out thankfully but everyone is fine,” the spokesperson added.

Further up river, Thomastown recorded more than 30mm of rainfall while the village of Glenmore is under threat by rising water from the River Barrow.

Motorists are being urged to drive with caution following extensive flooding in Ferrybank located on the Waterford/Kilkenny border, Kilkenny city and county and parts of Wexford.

An orange rainfall warning is currently in place for Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford from until 4am on Tuesday.

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