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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C
# Sneachta
First snow... on the border of Cork/Limerick/Tipp
Don’t panic – it’s not widespread – but the plummet in temperature has seen at least one patch of Ireland get drizzled with the white stuff. (And Donegal. And Kerry.)

WE HEAR TELL that there was snow in the Wicklow Mountains last week. This week, with the plummeting temperatures all over Ireland, it seems an area of Munster has had its first flakes of snow.

This is the picture from the window of Veronica in Kilfinane, Co Limerick, a village near the Ballyhoura Hills, and on the border of north Cork and south Tipperary. Her brother @ErisianLib tells us that it has cleared now but it looked pretty wintry earlier this morning:

Image: Veronica Santorum-Crespo – hat-tip to @ErisianLib

We are also told that the MacGillycuddy Reeks are powdered on top today – and @TullyarvanMill sent us this shot of snow on “Slieve Snaght Mountain” on the Inishowen peninsula in Donegal:

This is what the whole island looked like at 11.45am. The skies are mostly clear of precipitation (although you can see lingering clouds over that border area we mentioned).

Image: Met Eireann

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