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10th Apr 2024

Mass held in Wexford to pray for better weather

Joseph Loftus

“Is there anything to be said for another mass?”

A church in rural Wexford has had a mass to pray for better weather.

The mass, which took place in St Brigid’s Church, Kilrush, was led by Fr. Joseph Power earlier this week.

Speaking to the Farmers Journal, Fr Power explained: “One of my parishioners, who is very concerned at the weather and its effect on people locally, requested that I say a mass. I am happy to do so.”

Fr Power, who said that the weather on Monday was truly awful, added that “a mass for an improvement in the weather can’t do any harm and hopefully will do some good”.

Ireland was battered by Storm Kathleen over the weekend and things look like they could continue on a downward spiral.

According to Met Eireann, later this evening there will be “more persistent rain and drizzle which will clear eastwards early on though some patchy light rain and drizzle will continue, along with some hill and coastal fog”.

Tomorrow is expected to be “mainly dry with just a few spots of drizzle before scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle will move into the southwest through the morning, becoming more widespread through the afternoon and evening”.

The rest of the week is expected to be quite similar.

Before Storm Kathleen hit last week, weather expert Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather on Twitter/X told his followers that “while we have a lot of bad weather ahead over the next few days the weather models are still offering hope of a change of weather patterns around the middle of the month.

“High pressure could build close to Ireland but long way off yet so fingers crossed.”

In an update on Monday, April 8, O’Reilly said: “It’s not looking perfect or beautiful weather but it is looking very much like an improving situation from end of this week.

“That signal for a change in weather patterns from middle of month looks to be holding.”

Met Eireann have also suggested that the weather should pick up from next week so fingers crossed and let’s say another mass.

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