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:
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
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:
🏔/🏔 First ❄️ for me today and one of my favourite places in Co Kerry 💚 Photo taken last year around the same time, late November. #kerryway #kerryireland #firstsnow #snowireland #latenovember #kerry #cokerry #kerrymountains #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #landscape_captures #featcbphoto #wawpics #irelandadventures #views