WATCH: Lighthouse keeper's footage of raging sea as Storm Barra batters Irish coast 8 months ago

WATCH: Lighthouse keeper's footage of raging sea as Storm Barra batters Irish coast

No wonder the schools were closed.

As we're all curled up on our couches or wrapped in blankets as we watch Storm Barra take a hold on Ireland, there's one video clip circling the internet showing just how bad the height of the storm got.


Showing just how terrifying and powerful Storm Barra is, this clip shows massive waves along the Irish coast filmed from the top of a lighthouse and posted to Kinsale RNLI's Facebook page.

Captured by lighthouse keeper Ronnie O'Driscoll on Fastnet Lighthouse, the massive Atlantic waves look as if they're engulfing the lighthouse as he captures the severity of the storm.

The Kinsale RNLI have shared the video as a way to send the message that we all need to stay indoors as the storm passes, especially those in coastal areas.


They wrote: "Dramatic scenes at the Fastnet [lighthouse], courtesy of lighthouse keeper Ronnie O Driscoll, one of the few people who turned up for work today!

"Beautiful but treacherous. Please stay away from coastal areas as the sea remains highly unpredictable."

In a second clip, they wrote: "Don't think the Fastnet Lighthouse will be using the helipad today."


Met Eireann issued a red weather warning across the southwest of Ireland yesterday, with schools remaining closed in 11 counties.

There is currently a status orange wind warning for Donegal, with yellow warnings in place for the remainder of the country. There is a red marine warning in place from Erris Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head.

Thousands of homes have been left without electricity as Storm Barra continues to batter the country.

ESB Networks has recorded faults throughout Ireland, with the majority occurring in coastal counties.


The most heavily impacted area on Tuesday morning was Donegal, where nearly 15,000 customers have been affected by a fault in Ardnagappary.