Research information for South Galway Flooding

There has been a lot of research done an various aspects related to flooding in South Galway throughout the years. These is a summary of the main information used.

OPW : South Galway Flood Study Reports

These can be found on the OPW Website (here or via links below)

These can be found here:

2016 Flood Levels

Kiltartan/Kinvara Flood Report

These are reports compiled by Kiltartan local David Murray after the 2009 flooding to highlight flooding around the area and potential impact of new M18 on flooding dynamics.


The main book is called The Caves of County Clare & South Galway


Nick Geh took many Aerial photographs of the 2009 floods and Sean Brady produced many drone photos and footage. His facebook page is here.


Flood maps provide an interactive method of reviewing flooding information around Ireland

Geological Maps

Water levels

Water level data can be found at The main stations (Previous 5 week levels) are

Also the OPW Sent on some Turlough levels for winter 2015

Rainfall Reports

Met Eireann details monthly reports but all will do specialized reports on significant weather events.

Hydrology Research Papers

Artur Kozlowski (RIP)

Artur spent many many hours in the underground rivers around South Galway and was able to give a very unique perspective on the nature of the underground river system