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In pictures: Storm Ophelia blew a trail of destruction through Ireland yesterday

Trees were felled, roofs were blown off houses and winds of up to 150km/h were felt across the country.

STORM OPHELIA CUT a path through Ireland yesterday, causing widespread structural damage and cutting tens of thousands of people off from the electrical network.

Trees were felled, roofs were blown off houses and winds of up to 150km/h were felt across the country.

Tragically, three lives were also lost as the storm made its way through Ireland.

As the country wakes up to a big clean up operation, here are a series of pictures from the day

Waves and damage in Cork

Storm Ophelia made landing on the south coast and caused a lot of damage particularly in Cork.

In Kinsale, Eamonn Farrell of Rolling News shot some of the scenes of damage and the wild waves coming in off the ocean.

OPHELIA SUMMER COVE 758A7114_90526713 Waves brought on by Storm Ophelia batter homes in Summer Cove outside Kinsale. Derek Farrell / Derek Farrell / /

There was also vehicle and structural damage as a result of the storm.

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Elsewhere in Cork, tress were spotted down near Fota Wildlife Park.

Turner’s Cross Stadium was also badly damaged in the storm.

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Stocking up

As the storm made it was through the country, people rushed to supermarkets to stock up on food and essential supplies. This was the situation in some supermarkets in Dublin.

original (1) This was the situation in Centra, Drumcondra. Christine Bohan / Christine Bohan / /

People were also stocking up in Tesco in Ballybrack.

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And here were people in Lidl on Thomas Street.

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Helping the homeless

There were also a lot concerns about how homeless rough sleepers in cities like Dublin, Cork and Limerick would fare in the storm.

But volunteers and different charities and community groups came together to ensure everyone at least had a roof over their head.

16/10/2017 Hurricane Ophelia Storms Extra beds and sleeping bags being brought into homeless shelter at Peter's Place Depaul on Peter Row, Dublin 8.


There was also some significant structural damage and damage to trees in Dublin in the east of the country.

This was Northbrook Road, Ranelagh:

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Fallen trees on Centre Park Road in Cork city:

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Later in Dublin, as the storm passed – the rainbows came out.

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Read: Storm Ophelia: 360,000 customers without electricity

Read: Transport update: Several train, bus and Luas services cancelled

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