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This was the scene in Ireland four years ago today

The big freeze of 2010.

IT’S A CHILLY evening out there, but it’s nothing compared to 3 December 2010.

The country was in the grip of a big freeze, and this day four years ago was the sixth consecutive day of icy, snowy weather.

Here’s a reminder…

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 A tunnel of snow covered trees on a secondary road at Hillborough, outside Newbridge in County Kildare

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 Snow lies on trees and grave stones in the Victorian Graveyard at Connellmore Crossroads outside Newbridge in County Kildare

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 Traffic cones stand in the Grand Canal in Dublin, the surface of which had frozen over in parts.

 

Winter weather Dec 3rd Sara Kyofuna and Jose Estaban who spent six hours building an igloo near the Grand Canal in Dublin after another night of heavy snow in the capital (Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images) Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 A snowy Dáil Éireann

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 The M7 Motorway between Naas and Newbridge

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 The M7 Motorway between Naas and Newbridge

Winter weather Dec 3rd Children play in the snow in Dublin's Merrion Square (Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images) Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 A robin takes in the view

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 A couple walk their dog in the snow at Connellmore

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 Curragh Plains in County Kildare

Ireland's financial woes Fine Gael TD Brian Hayes (centre) almost slips on ice as he arrives at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin where his party outlined their alternative Budget proposals (PA Archive/Press Association Images) Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

Snow Scenes The Big Freeze Part 2 Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Source: Paulo A/YouTube

All images Photocall Ireland unless otherwise indicated

How prepared is Ireland for another big freeze?>

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