Thousands of homes without power in Kerry following Storm Ali

Over 2,600 homes are without power in Kerry.

ESB networks are working to repair electricity lines across the county, following strong winds overnight and early this morning.

They say the majority of faults are as a result of fallen trees.


A fault in Causeway is affecting hundreds of customers in the area, while 83 customers just outside Tralee on the N69 are without power.

Over 1,600 homes in West Kerry are affected due to a fault in Inch, with homes in Camp, Castlegregory, Maharees and Brandon without power.

In total, over 2,500 homes are without power in North Kerry, which includes Ballyseedy, the Kerries, Castleisland and Moyvane.

22 homes are also without power in Glenbeigh, while a small number in Killarney and Barraduff are also affected, and there are 29 homes without power in Kilgarvan.

It’s hoped to restore power to all areas by 10 o’clock tonight.

An ESB Networks spokesperson is reiterating the advice to customers: stay clear of fallen lines.

The status orange wind warning for Kerry has been lifted.

Kerry County Council staff have been responding to fallen trees and other issues across the county since 5am and have now dealt with all the major blockages on roads across the county.

There are now no known obstructions to any national primary, secondary or regional roads in the county.

However, motorists should continue to drive with care this afternoon as there remains some debris from storm damage on many road surfaces.