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Dublin: 7 °C Tuesday 18 December, 2018

6 key differences between snow in Ireland and snow in the rest of the world

Well now.

THE FIRST SNOW of the winter hit Ireland today, and we’re feeling quite festive. But it’s a little different in Ireland.

1. Regular snow fall looks like this

While snow in Ireland looks like this…

2. Snow is cleared in two seconds abroad

IMG_1967_BW Snow plow at Times Square - 2010 Blizz in New York Source: Johan Lange

Ireland shuts down for a day

Dublin - The Big Snow Of 2010 (Stephen's Green Area) Source: infomatique

3. Snow days look fun and great

Chelsea-Crockett-Snowball-Fight Source: Chelseacrockett

Our snow days involve showing up to school to be told to go home because the pipes are frozen

Then your mam makes you stay inside so you won’t get wet.

SAMSUNG Source: Wordpress

4. Snow men usually look like this

snowman Source:

But in Ireland…

SONY DSC Source: Infomatique

5. TV reports look like this in snow across the world

Source: Trending Today/YouTube

We have this


6. Sledding looks like this, everywhere else

Boy Sledding Source: Eric Lumsden

Where we had to make our own ice path and slide down it with one of these babies


Ice on Sidewalk Source: meddygarnet

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