Dry weather spells good news for egg hunters
ANYBODY hunting for Easter eggs in the coming week might leave the rain jacket at home, with forecasters predicting a mostly dry Easter holiday.
Schools broke for two weeks yesterday to grey skies and moderate temperatures – conditions that look set to dominate the holiday period.
"I think it's safe to say there's not much rain forecast. There will be a little bit to start off the holidays this weekend but after that it's good for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, with the odd shower later in the week," said Met Eireann's John Eagleton.
"At this stage, we'd expect a lot of dry weather over the weekend. Not spectacular weather across the weekend, but it should stay mostly dry."
In Co Clare, birthplace of Brian Boru, events will be held across the county to mark the death of the legendary Irish king – killed at the Battle of Clontarf 1,000 years ago this weekend.
Cobh in Co Cork remembers the sinking of the Titanic with a poignant ceremony tomorrow for the 129 passengers who boarded the doomed liner there 102 years ago.
The Galway Food Festival, beginning on Thursday, returns for a third year and will showcase a variety of artisan, seasonal and local produce.
The dry weather spells good news for those heading to the annual Easter egg hunts in Belvedere House in Mullingar, where hundreds of young children, and probably some older adults, are expected to seek out some 3,000 treats scattered across the house and gardens.