A MAN in Tipperary is making waves online with his ingenious way of getting around Ireland on a jet ski during the floods.
In footage that has been doing the rounds on Twitter, it would appear at least one person has found the perfect mode of transport for these wet and windy times.
The clip captures a man making his way down a waterlogged stretch of the N65 between Portumna and Borrisokane near the village of Carrigahorig using the propulsion-based jet ski.
With Storm Jorge bringing torrential downpours over much of Ireland this past few days, the man’s efforts provided a moment of levity in an otherwise dark and dreary weekend.
"An Irish solution to an Irish problem," the original tweet said. "As you do".
His efforts did not go unheralded either, with plenty of fellow Irish folk taking to Twitter to praise his efforts and poke fun at the whole situation.
An Irish solution to an Irish problem!!!.....As you do 🤦🏻♂️🤣👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/nVgOZFZbrf
— Tomás Ó Sé (@tomas5ky) March 1, 2020
“Just the boys out having the craic, making chicken salad out of chicken s**t, fair play lads,” one wrote.
“Making lemonade out of lemons. Clever,” a second quipped.
“Ireland, the Venice of the Atlantic,” a third joked.
A fourth, meanwhile, commented: “At last.. The jetski that was bought during the boom has a use!”
A fifth then asked, tongue-in-cheek of course: “Are they taxed and registered?!”
With more rain forecast for the coming week, this may not be the last jet ski spotted in Ireland over the coming days and weeks.
Either way, top marks for effort.