The very best funny tweets, memes, videos, puns and jokes to help us through the terrible Storm Emma and Beast from the East weather.
Staying safe during Storm Emma and Beast from the East is no laughing matter but Ireland is continuing to deal with the red alert weather warning in the best possible way but amusing each other online with some of the funniest tweets, jokes, memes, puns and viral videos we’ve seen in a long time.
If you’re electricity has not borne the brunt of the adverse weather conditions, which we presume it hasn’t if you’re reading this, then Reddit Ireland is a great place to while away the hours till you can leave the house again but to save you a bit of time, here are a collection of some of our favorites.
People are still panicking over where they’re going to get their next slice of bread from. Who knew you could be addicted to Brennan’s?
Just went to make toast and mam yelled "NO! That's the storm bread!!"— Emma Ní Chearúil (@gingeripod) February 27, 2018
Everyone needs to calm down.
And we mean panicking over bread …
The year is 2018.— Susi Grant (@shauna_bell15) February 27, 2018
Storm Emma has left Ireland in ruin. People are burning excess doughnut shops to stay warm. Bread is now being used as a form of currency
Every Irish person reacting to Beast From the East 😂😂Posted by Paddy Murphy on Dé Máirt, 27 Feabhra 2018
People are even dealing in bread:
Shady bread dealers
Back alley bread dealing: Ireland's newest epidemic 🍞 Sent into us by Kevin HilliardPosted by iRadio on Dé Céadaoin, 28 Feabhra 2018
(If you have run out of bread, please see this IrishCentral guide to recovery.)
We’re generally not known for preparing too well for the weather (hence why we never carry umbrellas when it rains all the time) but even this may be taking things a step too far:
My husband & 2 of my son's.....having a Carlsberg just now they are waterford.....Posted by Caroline Oconnor on Déardaoin, 1 Márta 2018
Ireland may very rarely have a genuine white Christmas but that hasn’t stopped some from deciding to celebrate Christmas a little early this year:
So it’s snowing in Ireland and the charity radio station Christmas FM has reopened for a one day broadcast special. Brilliant. Only in Ireland. 😂😂😂 @christmasfm #sneachtageddon #SNOWMAGGEDDON ireland #StormEmma ireland— Niall Gibbons (@NiallGibbons) March 1, 2018
What to do on a red alert day with snow pissing out of the heavens. Make Xmas dinner pic.twitter.com/2CHrRvnkeh— Niall Breslin (@nbrez) February 28, 2018
We’ve all been getting very creative with our snowmen and igloos:
And even having a crack at the Irish renting scene in 2018 as well:
The Irish Winter Olympics team may not have been able to get back to Dublin because of the snow but is Storm Emma inspiring our Olympians of the future?
Spotted in Maynooth, Co Kildare yesterday. Training for the Winter Olympics 2022 🙌⛷ Stay safe out there! Thanks to Roisin Kimmins for the video.Posted by iRadio on Déardaoin, 1 Márta 2018
And people are more than taking advantage of the fact that we’re all inside, bored and scrolling mindlessly through our phones all day.
To those suggesting recent weather is only a very well designed pr and marketing campaign for our up and coming new Album which we just finished recording then you would be right. Mother Nature is our Publicist for #newalbum— The Blizzards (@theblizzards) March 1, 2018
Other countries are also getting in on the action and we’ve become the butt of the joke to those who are used to this kind of weather on a regular basis. They should all remember that we don’t really mind, we’re perfectly happy continuing to have the craic and have an extra few days off work and school:
As a person who experienced temperatures around -20ºC in Poland, I will probably never understand Irish people reactions to... "extreme" weather conditions.— Patrycja (@aiwyth) February 27, 2018
saw a post from a lad in Finland saying that Ireland is the butt of all their jokes that it basically shuts down with a bit of snow and the top comment underneath was ‘shut your hole Daniel, we’re having the craic’— Jen (@jengallagher_) March 1, 2018
Jokes and worries about safety aside, there is a great feeling of solidarity and plenty of unexpected family- and friend-time happening around the country right now.
My youngest daughter is a big fan of #Frozen and her favourite song is “Do you want to build a snowman?” Woke her up this morning singing this song while it its possible to actually build one with her ! #BeastFromTheEast #Snow #Dublin #Ireland— Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri (@DrUmarAlQadri) February 28, 2018
This is the cutest thing you'll see all day 😍🐶Posted by iRadio on Déardaoin, 1 Márta 2018
If I can’t find the love of my life on Tinder tonight while we’re all stuck inside because of the storm, I never will...— Tom Moran (@TMoran93) March 1, 2018
I’m so alone
Please continue to stay safe and warm, everyone!
Four people have tragically died so far in the UK as #BeastFromTheEast powers through. Three people sadly died in Ireland during #StormOphelia This is not a drill; please take care and avoid travel if you can. #StormEmma pic.twitter.com/1GyP5hBETM— Deric Ó hArtagáinTV3 (@deric_hartigan) February 27, 2018
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