Frost and snow have appeared across the capital as well as Galway city in recent days due to a record cold spell, the longest in the last five years. Many provinces of Ireland have been experiencing bitter and chilly weather, with snow falling heavily in many areas across the region.
Dublin was covered with snow in the early morning of Friday, the 5th of March. In many places, the appearance of snow this late in winter has broken historical records. Snow fell in many areas of Dublin. Locals said the last recorded snow fall was about five years ago. Many families in Dublin had to take their children to school to avoid the cold. In Galway district, snow also appeared on March 4. Temperatures dropped to -1.5 to -2 degrees Celsius
The next day, frost appeared in some districts like Dublin city as temperatures dropped to below 0 degrees Celsius.
Many families in Dublin had to take their children to school to avoid the cold – Photo Credit Anne Truong
28 year old student, Mike Todd, who is studying at the Griffith College in Dublin said “Snowflakes excite me, I want to touch that fluffy thing in my hand but don’t want to be long outside ’cause I may catch a cold. I like the shiny white thing around me”.