#Sneachta, the Irish word for snow, trends on Irish Twitter whenever it snows in Ireland

Snow in Ireland usually means a mad panic to stock up on bread and milk, the thrill of hoping for a day off school or work, and the near certainty that  #sneachta (the Irish word for snow) will start trending on Twitter

I love that the second snow starts falling, #sneachta trends in Ireland 🥺 ☃️ pic.twitter.com/MtSU3qmeTZ

— Ed (@thisisedward) December 3, 2020

Only in Ireland, right?

On December 3, Met Eireann, Ireland's Meteorological Service, issued a Status Yellow weather warning regarding snow arriving in parts of Ireland:

Valid: 10:00 Thursday 03/12/2020 to 07:00 Friday 04/12/2020https://t.co/Xg3aMJlyuS (2/2) pic.twitter.com/OXi5QNeHkf

— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 3, 2020

Later in the day, they shared this simply gorgeous picture of snow arriving in Newport, Co Mayo:

The white stuff has arrived. ❄️❄️❄️ Here is a great photo of some snow capped mountains near Newport, Co. Mayo. A Status Yellow snow/ice warning is currently valid for Co. Mayo and other north-western and western counties. More information here: https://t.co/Xg3aMJlyuS pic.twitter.com/HoQ9Ydx2LX

— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 3, 2020

People in parts of Ireland that were graced with a bit of the white stuff today hopped on the bandwagon and shared their own #sneachta photos and videos.

Cozy up with a steaming cuppa tea and enjoy these snowy scenes:

The beautiful Benbulben in it's winter snow covering ❄😍#FillYourHeartWithIreland #Winter #sneachta #Christmas pic.twitter.com/7dEHGNwlus

— Budget Ireland (@budgetireland) December 3, 2020

Another one of #sneachta in Donegal this morning. Just look at that back garden too!

📸 NIMAN pic.twitter.com/r5OPqjXhtG

— Snowbie ❄️ (@SnowbieWx) December 3, 2020

traffic light views ✨🏔 #sneachta pic.twitter.com/EqIpvp7sxQ

— Roseanne (@Roseanne13) December 3, 2020

#sneachta pic.twitter.com/pOxUjanQYN

— Dr Laura Cahillane (@LaurCah) December 3, 2020

Winter has arrived. Snow on #CroaghPatrick today. #sneachta #WildAtlanticWay pic.twitter.com/3egugQ1KBn

— Daria Blackwell (@CruisingKitty) December 3, 2020

Heavy snowfalls in #Leitrim today pic.twitter.com/ksrP7DBiHW

— Leitrim Development Company. 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@leitrimdevco) December 3, 2020

#snow may have landed in #Belleek but thanks to @deptinfra Bridges Section for continuing to work through it on #Roscor Bridge to ensure it finishes on schedule. ❄☃️ #sneachta pic.twitter.com/ucJxXuKzC9

— Jemma Dolan (@jemma_dolan) December 3, 2020

Snow has started early this year! #nollaig #sneachta pic.twitter.com/1ss12G5dPF

— nearspaceman (@nearspaceman) December 3, 2020

A day of sunshine & snow showers #sneachta #WildAtlanticWay #AmazingAchill @barrabest @CarlowWeather @deric_tv @MayoDotIE pic.twitter.com/AlLdjDQ7q6

— Purteen Harbour Fishermans Grou (@purteenharbour) December 3, 2020

Ho Ho Ho! Its starting to look a lot like ...#snow #manorhamilton #leitrim#Ireland #CatsOfTwitter #Weather #tawnylustlodge #sneachta
📷 of horse Eimear O'Connor pic.twitter.com/beiEop9GjT

— Tawnylust Lodge (@TawnylustLodge) December 3, 2020

#sneachta ....agus ceo anois ! ManorH. pic.twitter.com/PCU5D2Hzlj


There's snow in them hills #sneachta #snow pic.twitter.com/9chjHiTI1i

— Marie Duffy (@Donegalabu) December 3, 2020

Tá an sneachta linn!

Snowy day in Fanad! ❄️🌨️⛄#Gaeltacht #wildatlanticway #FillYourHeartWithIreland @AimsirTG4 @barrabest @deric_tv @NWSharingZone @EarthandClouds @MetEireann pic.twitter.com/tbBMH3EOBs

— Fanad Lighthouse (@fanadlighthouse) December 3, 2020

First wee dusting on Slieve Sawal up in The Sperrins@WeatherCee @barrabest @BBCNewsNI @utv @exploresperrins #sneachta #snow #sperrins #claudy #derry pic.twitter.com/mPK8k4Nv73

— Fee Garrett (@FeeJGarrett) December 3, 2020

A dusting of snow at 7am covering the high ground in the Sperrin Mountains this morning with a low mist cooling the air @newslineweather @angie_weather @barrabest @WeatherCee @barrabest @exploresperrins @WeatherAisling pic.twitter.com/m5TPegm1V2

— Aerial Vision NI (@aerialvisionni) December 3, 2020

First snow of the year here in #BurrishooleLTER @MarineInst #Sneachta pic.twitter.com/xH4fX37D0M

— Elvira de Eyto (@edeeyto) December 3, 2020

*Originally published January 2020, last updated December 3, 2020

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