Thursday 18 January 2018

In Pictures: Winter Wonderland as snow, frost and ice hits Ireland

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PISTE PROJECT: Jack (5), sister Mia (10) and friend Rachel (11) sledging at Stormont in Belfast. Photo: Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
PISTE PROJECT: Jack (5), sister Mia (10) and friend Rachel (11) sledging at Stormont in Belfast. Photo: Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
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Ireland has transformed into a winter wonderland as snow, frost and ice hit over the weekend.

A Status Orange low temperature warning for all of Ireland was issued yesterday and went into effect from 8pm last night, lasting until 10am today.

Tadhg Hunter (6) from Killiney enjoying the snow in Glencullen Co.Wicklow Photo: Justin Farrelly.
PISTE PROJECT: Jack (5), sister Mia (10) and friend Rachel (11) sledging at Stormont in Belfast. Photo: Matt Mackey/Presseye.com
Glencullen Co.Wicklow.Photo: Justin Farrelly.
Rían Butler & his dad David skiing this morning near Lough Dan, Wicklow
Curtis Culliton (8) from Killiney enjoying the snow in Glencullen Co.Wicklow Photo: Justin Farrelly
Snow in Glencullen Co.Wicklow. Photo: Justin Farrelly.
Billy, Paul and Niall having snow much fun in Carlow
Snow in Roscommon on Sunday morning
There are warnings about snow and ice as Ireland is in the grip of wintry weather
Snow in Bohola, Co Mayo Photo: Avril Byrne
Wexford covered in snow on Sunday morning Photo: Michael Jordan
A dog walks in the snow on the Mourne Mountains near the village of Hilltown, Northern Ireland, December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Snow in Roscommon on Sunday morning

The alert warns of “extremely low temperatures tonight with severe frost, ice and lying snow” as temperatures were expected to plummet to between –2C and –8C in some areas.

The worst-affected regions are counties in the eastern half of Connacht as well as Leinster and Ulster.

As wintry showers hit the country, Independent.ie readers shared their best snaps from the winter madness.

Curtis Culliton (8) from Killiney enjoying the snow in Glencullen Co.Wicklow Photo: Justin Farrelly
Curtis Culliton (8) from Killiney enjoying the snow in Glencullen Co.Wicklow Photo: Justin Farrelly

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