Irish people took to social media to share photos of the snowfall as the Met Office issued a snow and ice warning on November 25. The first snow fell in the western part of the country, specifically Mayo in the early hours of Saturday. The warning from the Irish weather service warning expired a few hours after the Polar Low hit.

Here are some of the most beautiful images captured over the weekend:


Bitta snow on the mountain today folks! #croaghpatrick #TheReek #mayo pic.twitter.com/KrCHKWrrOv

— Just Stickers -Tracy (@JustStickers1) November 24, 2017


Good evening from a snow capped #lugnaquilla in #wicklow #ireland #loveireland @PictureIreland @ancienteastIRL @WildLightEire @WhatsOnWOW @PicBallot @visitwicklow @irish_daily_ @barrabest @Nikon @bernabephoto #PintoFotografia @Stairnahireann pic.twitter.com/dLZGGFzJR1

— Craig O Toole (@craigophoto) November 25, 2017


@PictureIreland .Top of the Glenshane Pass N.Ireland this morning after a night of snow . pic.twitter.com/l7VVXUvbPX

— notreallyme (@notreallyme62) November 25, 2017


Snow had been expected around the country but mainly fell in Connacht and Ulster. The Met Office warning had said that in addition to snow, the Polar Low would cause temperatures to fall below zero. The Irish police force also took to social media to remind the public to be careful during the freeze:

Low temps of -3 or -4 degrees expected across the country tonight. Lower temperatures will mean roads may be icy. It takes longer to stop a vehicle in snow or on icy roads so #SlowDown, allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front. #winterready pic.twitter.com/gflDPffbzM

— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) November 23, 2017


The snow and frost came just a few days after the eastern part of the country, particularly Laois had just recovered from flooding. In the town of Mountmellick, Laois, dozens were forced from their homes, reported the Leinster Express. 


Some tight showers on the Dartry mountains - can just about see the end of Benbulbin in the second photo. #snow #winteriscoming #sligo #leitrim #Ireland @newslineweather @WAWHour @barrabest @WeatherCee @angie_weather @StormHour @deric_hartigan @LovelyLeitrimIE @BestOfSligo pic.twitter.com/tkdhcm0Pwx

— Leanne (@leanne_oc81) November 25, 2017


While the video was captured and posted to Twitter by Mid West Radio:

Heavy snow in Bonniconlon, near the Mayo Sligo border this morning! pic.twitter.com/QnjlJNSQPA

— Mid West Radio (@radiomidwest) November 24, 2017 First of the snow. #southsligo #oxmountainadventurecamp #sligowalks #waw #gaisce #glamping #BlackFriday #logcabin #lougheasky #sligoway pic.twitter.com/j1gwkL0SZP

— Dermot Mooney (@oxmountaincamp) November 24, 2017


On November 22, two days before the snow hit Mayo, Iain Miller snapped some of the white stuff on Mount Errigal, the highest point in Donegal:

Errigal summit @ the mo 😁 @DonegalDaily @barrabest @govisitdonegal @wildatlanticway @donegalcouncil @DonegalA pic.twitter.com/txO95zVVVi

— Iain Miller (@UniqueAscent) November 22, 2017

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It's #whitefriday in Sligo this morning #snow #sligo #wildatlanticway pic.twitter.com/RzcVEmOwOf

— Cllr Marie Casserly. (@Marie_Casserly) November 24, 2017

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