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Dublin: 20°C Monday 15 August 2022

Quiz: How well do you remember the Beast from the East?

Snowpocalypse then.

IT’S BEEN ALMOST a year since Storm Emma and the Beast from the East, a rare weather combination, brought Ireland to a standstill, so we wanted to test your knowledge of everything that went on during the snowpocalypse. 

Back in 2012, there was a similar eastern-influenced cold snap and the UK media started using the 'Beast from the East' as a shorthand. But who influenced the term?
Lev Tolstoy
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Vladimir Putin

Nikolai Valuev
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Maria Sharapova
According to Met Éireann, Glenmacnass in Wicklow experienced the heaviest snowfall, but what was the recorded depth?
2 metres

The Late Late show almost didn't go ahead during the storm but one comedian made it through the snow and ice to be there, can you name them?
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Deirdre O'Kane
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Brendan O'Carroll

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Mario Rosenstock
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Jason Byrne
What was the lowest recorded temperature by Met Éireann?
- 5 °C
- 9 °C

- 7 °C
- 12 °C
The sisters at Poor Clares in Galway made a surprisingly great snownun during the cold snap. What was the name of the new sister?
Sister Sleigh
Sister Axel Froze

Sister Beast
Sister Frosty
To ensure that Dublin airport remained open throughout the storm, crews removed how many tonnes of snow from the runway?

What was the most-watched TV programme in Ireland during the bad weather?
Room To Improve
RTÉ's Nine O’Clock News

Coronation Street
RTÉ’s Six One News
Shoppers spent an extra €9.6 million more on groceries during the storm but what was the biggest seller?

Frozen Food
In the lead up to the arrival The Beast, people began panic buying bread and even reselling them online. How much did this seller get for their half loaf?

The Lidl supermarket that was destroyed by a digger during Storm Emma has since reopened but where in Dublin is the store?
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Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Almost purrfect
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What are ewe doing!?
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