The lightning really was bad here, a number of buildings were struck. Not far from where I live an 80 year old deaf woman had to be rescued from her home after the roof of her house took a direct hit and went on fire. She couldn't hear the storm so a neighbour had to kick the door down to get her out. Thank God nobody was hurt.
I think I am going to take this whole climate change thing more seriously from now on, and the authorities need to as well, we are totally unprepared for extremes of weather in these islands.
I'm sure American visitors must be amazed by how ill-equipped we are, but this being Ireland I have every confidence that rain will soon be falling again once more....
Have a good weekend