Strong winds knock out power to Donegal homes

88 homes have lost power this (Friday) evening as strong winds effect the northwest.

The power outage is in the Gweedore area. The ESB says it is working to have supply restored.

The worst of the wind is expected to pass by 11pm on Friday night.

Met Eireann issued the following warning:

Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Kerry: Strong to gale force southerly winds will gust 110 to 130 km/h today and for a time tonight. Valid: 28 Dec 2012 – 15:00 to 28 Dec 2012 – 23:00