Flood defences in action on December 14th 2015 in front of the Strand in Athlone. The large blue box is a pump - a number of them were manned 24 hours a day during the flooding to keep the water at bay.
A panoramic view in December 2015 of the river Shannon looking upstream towards the railbridge. On the left is the church of St. Peter & St. Paul, and also the town library+art gallery. On the right is the Radisson hotel.