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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 22 March, 2018

Pictures: A snowbound zoo, snowball fights, and stunning vistas - the Beast hit Ireland and everything looked amazing

It was a day of singular beauty around the emerald isle.

TODAY MAY ONLY be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the havoc that The Beast from the East will wreak.

But it was a fully-certified snow day. And if history has taught us anything, it’s that Ireland looks pretty fantastic under a carpet of the chilly white stuff.

Today was no exception.

There were stunning landscape shots

IMG_20180228_124825_033 Lambay Island from Rush Beach Source: Denis Meade

snow-3-01 Military graveyard, The Curragh Source: Susan Coffey

IMG_20180228_154524331 (1) Kiltipper Park, Dublin Source: Mary O'Sullivan

image1 Annagassan, Co Louth Source: Sinéad Casey



P1020698-01 The Irish National War Memorial Gardens Source: Jaspreet Kaur

snowcoliemore3 Dalkey Island Source: Linda O'Reilly

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST 758A4830_90538263 Source: Eamonn Farrell/

IMG_2474 (1) Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim Source: Eimer Lynch

And there was snowball mischief

image1 (3) Caleb (6) and Jacob (1) enjoying the snow Source: Michelle Kavanagh

0499 Snow Pictures Dublin_90538230 Medical Student Farah Nadia Zikhtar from Malaysia having fun in Dublin castle Source:

Storm Emma Snowballs in Glasnevin

snowball 868_90538327 An organised snowball fest on O'Connell Bridge got a little more heated Source:

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST II2A5828_90538350 Source: Eamonn Farrell/

The animals got in on the act

IMG_8742 Source: Tristan Neville

CMC329405-65 A deer reclines in the Phoenix Park Source: Conor McCabe

IMG_4681 Berry, enjoying the snow Source: Louise

Asian Elephant 2 (Dublin Zoo Credit)_90538338 Source: Dublin Zoo

Painted African Dogs (Dublin Zoo Credit)_90538334 Source: Dublin Zoo

Ireland, you’re a bit of a stunner

DJI_0107_1 (1) Drone footage of Churchtown, Dublin Source: Ciaran McGrath

image1 (1) Terryglass, Co Tipperary Source: Emma Burke-Kennedy

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28/2/2018 Severe Weather Conditions Botanic Gardens, Dublin Source:

Snow Pictures - Dublin Source: Sam Boal/

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who sent in pictures, apologies if we didn’t get to yours

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