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Shops around Ireland are literally running out of ice for the Ice Bucket Challenge

The freezer compartments are bare. No, really.

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THE ICE BUCKET Challenge has taken Ireland (and much of the Western world) by storm over the last week. If you haven’t been nominated yet… you’re a lucky person.

In fact, so many people have been buying bags of ice to lob over themselves that supermarkets have been running out.

Tesco Ireland confirmed to that ice sales had shot up by 45 per cent compared to the same weekend last year.

(The store also said it had donated €500 to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.)

Similarly, Lidl told that sales of bags of ice had rocketed by 40 per cent across Ireland, compared to a previous four-week average.

Just one of the reasons why there's no ice left... Teresina Bell Teresina Bell

However, Lidl were at pains to stress that all their stores had now restocked and were

fully stocked at present for customers’ Ice Bucket Challenges.

By the looks of Twitter it wasn’t just Tesco and Lidl, either:

Some entire towns were left ice-less.

Tweet by @Andrea Wickham Andrea Wickham / Twitter Andrea Wickham / Twitter / Twitter

How long can we go on like this?

(The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association said yesterday it had raised €350,000 from the Ice Bucket Challenge.)

More: This Irish three-year-old nominated Spiderman for the ice bucket challenge… and Spidey stepped up>

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