The video above was captured at Rosses Point on the afternoon of Monday 7 May by Graeme Salter.
“I’ve been going to Rosses Point since I was a child and have seen some mad weather, but never anything like this,” he said.
Seaspouts or waterspouts are most often associated with dark, flat-bottomed cumulus cloud formations. They are not true tornados in the strictest sense, as they are not formed by the rotating updraft of a supercell thunderstorm.
The footage is the second occurrence of a waterspout in Ireland in recent weeks, following the mini-twister filmed at Bray Head last month as a massive thunder, lighting and hail storm hit the capital, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.