Monday 21 May 2018

Want to be cool? Get an igloo

Kyra and Makenzie Molloy with their igloo at Foulksmills, Co Wexford. Photo: Patrick Browne
Kyra and Makenzie Molloy with their igloo at Foulksmills, Co Wexford. Photo: Patrick Browne

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Igloos have become the obsession of the dedicated snow sculptor across Ireland in recent days.

Meath students posted a video that went viral when they spent a snow day creating their own ice house.

There were other efforts around Dublin, with plenty of jokes about the accommodation crisis or putting them up on Airbnb.

One brave soul even slept in an igloo built by his family and neighbours during Thursday night's horrific weather conditions.

No doubt hoping for a milder night, John Finlay, from Portadown, braved the icy weather in his own garden in the hope of raising money for charity.

The money raised will go to family friend Robert Cuthbert, the African director for Ambassadors Football, from his church, First Portadown Presbyterian.

Fiona, Mr Finlay's wife, took to Facebook yesterday morning to share that he had made it through the night.

The video shows Ms Finlay and their two children in their garden beside the igloo just before Mr Finlay emerges to reveal he survived the sub-zero temperatures.

They have already surpassed their original target of €500, with a current total of €1,200.

If you would like to donate towards the fundraising you can do so on their justgiving.crowdfunding/fiona-finlay page.

Keep safe and warm, but if you are out in Storm Emma we'd love to see your photos and videos. Send by email to contact@independent.ie or Whatsapp to 0871847169

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