Snow Slides away as Spring Slips in

A Rough morning for The Robin. ©Photograph: John Reidy
A Rough morning for the Robin. My unattended camera bag became a food-begging pitch for this little chap. ©Photograph: John Reidy

While many cars passed through town yesterday with good coatings of snow of them, the spectacle will be far less likely today as temperatures begin to rise.

We have many blessings here in the valley but when it snows we truly understand our situation and our up-hill battle to get out in almost any direction. But it seldom snows and the fall just gone brought little or no hardship to anyone – thank God.

Roads on high ground remained passable but ‘chancy’ – as a Castleisland man once replied to a question on the status of the yellow traffic light during his driving test; he passed. However, you will see from the Met Éireann forecast that things are looking up from here to the weekend.

The Met Éireann weather forecast  04 March 2015- updated at 06:00


Cold and frosty this morning with icy stretches on many roads. Otherwise bright and sunny for the day with showers becoming more isolated. Highest temperatures around 7 or 8 degrees with westerly winds gradually moderating.


Mostly dry overnight with good clear periods in the east of the province at first, but with cloud generally increasing. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 2 degrees with frost in places early in the night. Moderate southwesterly winds.


Mainly dry tomorrow with a mixture of cloudy skies and brighter /sunnier intervals. Some light patchy rain or drizzle at times in the afternoon, especially in the west of the province. Much milder with highest temperatures of 10 or 11 degrees in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.