Almost 1000 homes left without power

More than 900 homes were blacked out when they lost their electricity in south Donegal this evening(Sunday).

The ESB said it could take two to four hours to establish the cause and fix it in homes between Ballyshannon and Rossnowlagh after the blockage shortly after 4 p.m.

The weather was relatively mild but a spokesman said there had been rare previous blackouts unrelated to the weather.

He said some stoppages had been caused by swans colliding with lines but he emphasised that they couldn’t identify what caused today’s stoppage until maintenance crews investigated.