Storm Ophelia: The latest on closures and cancellations


A Red Weather Alert is in force for the entire country with Hurricane Force Winds expected to hit every county.

All Schools, Colleges and Childcare facilities will be closed and EVERYONE is advised to stay at home.

The Government says NO unnecessary travel or other outdoor activities should be undertaken.

And you're advised to secure any garden furniture, bins and other outdoor equipment before the storm hits.

Glenveagh National Park

Visitors should avoid Glenveagh National Park and Inch Wildfowl Reserve which will be closed for the duration of the weather warning.

Heavy rainfall is expected and there will be a risk of injury from falling trees and wind blown debris.

Smart Farming Progress Event 

The event to launch the Smart Farming Progress Report, due to take place tomorrow, Monday October 16th has been cancelled due to the severe weather warning.

Driver Theory Test Centres

Driver Theory Test Centres and National Driver Licensing Centres are closed to the public.

Postal Deliveries 

All postal deliveries cancelled for today

Bus Eireann

Bus Eireann will continue suspension of all services for the remainder of the day (October 16th), in line with advice to the public not to travel.

It is planned that a full schedule of services will resume from tomorrow morning (October 17th) at 5am.

This includes all Bus Éireann services, the Expressway network, School Transport Scheme, Eurolines and GoBE services.

Some School Transport Scheme services – which travel on minor roads – could be curtailed tomorrow morning or diverted due to flooding or fallen trees.

Scallys Medical Practice 

Scallys Medical Practice are asking patients to attend the clinic as early as possible this morning as they will be closing at 11am.

All Ulster Bank branches in Donegal & Sligo closed

(Letterkenny Buncrana Ballybofey Donegal Town & Killybegs)

The Seascape Spa

The Seascape Spa will be closed today due to severe weather conditions. For any urgent queries please contact the Silver Tassie Hotel reception on 074-9125619

Tullyarvan Mill Buncrana

Tullyarvan Mill Buncrana is closed today with classes cancelled tonight.

Donegal Women's Centre

Donegal Women's Centre is closed today & the young women's health clinic -Ilash will not run this evening. The next young women's health clinic will be Monday 23rd October.

Malin Head Community Centre & Northern Bites

Malin Head Community Centre will close today at 12.30pm and Northern Bites at 1pm due to storm Ophelia.

The Dealer

The Dealer “Free-Ads” Paper’s office will be closed from lunchtime today. Their phone lines are down at the moment are receiving emails and adverts through our website:

JJ Reid Motors

JJ Reid Motors is closing at 1pm today (Monday October 16th)