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PROOF that it's been snowing this weekend: Here are some stunning photos of Carrauntoohil

Hillwalker Billy Horan captured these amazing images on the Kerry peak, just after sunrise.
Nov 22nd 2015, 7:58 PM 25,036 43

THE FIRST SNOWS of the season are here.

You hadn’t heard?

Sure the country LOVES to overreact a little to the first bout of cold winter weather.

We’ve even been joining in ourselves…

Anyway, there have been plenty of flurries on the hills and in upland areas over the last few days.

And hillwalker Billy Horan captured some stunning views of the country’s highest peak this morning – as he ventured to the summit of Carrauntoohil.

“This was the scene this morning 13 minutes after dawn when the fog started to clear to reveal the view, it was short lived though as the fog surrounded me again 30 sec later,” he said on Facebook. 

“It did clear again when I was 25% of the way down the mountain so I went back up again and it closed in again just as I approached the summit, the weather was playing tricks on me!”

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billy1 Source: Billy Horan

billy2 Source: Billy Horan

billy3 Source: Billy Horan

It’s set to drop as low as minus three tonight, by the way (colder, no doubt, on the Kerry peaks).

Photos by permission. You’ll find more of Billy’s work here. 

Read: Goodbye mild November: Severe frost, freezing fog and temperatures dropping to -3 

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