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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 22 March, 2018

It snowed for all of 15 minutes in Ireland today and '#sneachta' started trending on Twitter


#winteriscoming #snow #sneachta #winter #instadaily #instagood #fromwhereistand

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MET ÉIREANN issued two snow-ice warnings yesterday and ever since, the whole country has been on tenterhooks. Will it snow? Is it ‘too cold’ to snow?

This morning, the residents of Letterkenny, Co Donegal reported a small sprinking of the white stuff - just enough to get everyone excited:

It took its time, but over the course of the day snow (‘snow’) began to fall across the country. And we went briefly mad, like we always do when it snows.

In fact, ‘#sneachta’ has been one of the top trending topics on Twitter in Ireland this evening as the nation shares its joy with the world.

People from Dublin to Cork to Omagh were outside with their phones up in the air, capturing proof

Everyone had the same thought: IS IT STICKING?

snow in majestic leitrim! #sneachta #snow #leitrim #ireland

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Kids were having a second Christmas


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And dogs got their few minutes of excitement

ailbhe Source: Twitter/@Ailbhe1996

Look at that pup! Loving it.

Meanwhile, Irish in altogether colder climes were like, “Erm, here’s some actual snow, guys”

The ‘blizzard’ didn’t last very long, but we always hold the dream of a snow day in our hearts. That dream is what keeps the country going.


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Previously: Letterkenny was blessed with snow this morning, the lucky sods>

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