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Bolt of lightning strikes ground at Dublin college

Thunder and lightning has been recorded by weather instruments in many places across Ireland since Monday.

Many strikes have been in remote locations but this mobile photo footage shows a direct hit at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Dublin.

It was taken by lecturer Nicola Duffy.

"I was going out to film the heavy rain for my mother who lives in Letterkenny in Donegal and is known as the weather woman in our family".

"She was telling me she had hailstones in Donegal and I said wait until you see the weather we're having in Dublin."

"Then the lightning struck and I fell back, I thought something had fallen out of the sky."

"I thought there may have been some damage but I checked and there was none. The college told me we're protected against lightning."

"I went out and bought a lottery ticket - here's hoping I win."

  • 19 May 2015
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