A long way from North Carolina

No, this isn’t flooded agricultural land in County Wicklow though that phenomenon is a familiar one in any and all Irish counties. Rather, this is a visible effect of a lack of rain at the Blessington lakes and reservoir. The land in the foreground was in fact submerged by the creation of the reservoir in 1940 but this year’s drought has brought it back to, well, the surface. RollingNews.ie photo.