Funnel cloud above Clonfert
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Tornado damages buildings and homes in Galway, Ireland

3 October 2013 Last updated at 17:53 BST

A tornado has caused structural damage to a number of buildings in the Republic of Ireland, knocking down several trees.

One family had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their mobile home.

There were no reports of any injuries but power supplies were affected around the Clonfert area of Galway on Wednesday evening.

Barra Best reports.

Pictures courtesy RTE