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Photos: A light dusting of snow covered Ireland today

A little bit of levity on an otherwise grim news day.
Jan 7th 2021, 2:13 PM 27,989 5

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 3:05 PM

A STATUS YELLOW snow warning has just expired in Ireland, after low temperatures covered much of the country in a thin blanket of snow.

Conditions are a bit treacherous, so drivers are being warned to drive more slowly and with plenty of space between you and other road users or pedestrians.

Here is a few photos of how the country looked like this morning, starting with these beautiful photos of the Phoenix Park deer by Garry Walsh.

Snowy-Deer-Phoenix-Park-3 Source: Garry Walsh

Snowy-Deer-Phoenix-Park-4 Source: Garry Walsh

Elsewhere in Phoenix Park, by Leah Farrell of RollingNews.ie.

Snow in Dublin 006 The snow in Phoenix Park today. Source: RollingNews.ie

In Dunlavin, Co Wicklow, Laura Leigh’s father, aged in his 70s, made this little cottage.

“It’s his pride and joy, took him ages! Looks great in the snow,” she says. Doesn’t it just:

20210107_132856 Source: Laura Leigh

20210107_132919 Source: Laura Leigh

This photo is from Dublin Fire Brigade, of course.

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Daithí Mac an Bhaird ó Nás na Ríogh, Co Chill Dara sent us in a photo as well as this popular Irish rabhlóg (tongue twister):

Seacht sicín ina seasamh sa sneachta lá seaca
Translation: Seven hens standing in the snow on a froshty day. Ana-dheas.

20210107_100923 Source: Daithí Mac an Bhaird

Here’s the 17-week-old puppy Max enjoying his first snow this morning in Carlow.

unnamed (1) Source: Abigail Dowling

This happy snowman was taken in Cobh, by Peg Davis.

IMG_2028 (1) Source: @ThePegDavis

And Cleo and Esme Brennan, with Snowman Brennan, in Citywest this morning.

image1 Source: David Brennan

Here’s Ronan Gambura looking very busy in Co Cork.

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Oscar Pollock from Castleblayney, Co Monaghan with the ‘snow-castles’ he built.

image0 Source: Bernie Pollock

Here’s the stylish Muireann Faul at home with her snow fairies in Co Louth.

20210107_120948 Source: Alena O' Sullivan

Leia the dog enjoying the snow in Garryduff Wood, Cork City.

20210107_105315-01 Source: Alan Barry

20210107_103427-01 Source: Alan Barry

And finally, this picture of a very good dog was taken by Lorraine McGuinness in Sallins.

unnamed (2) Source: Lorraine McGuinness

If you have photos of your own that you’d like to share, please send them to tips@thejournal.ie.

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Gráinne Ní Aodha

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