Whilst it didn't last long in my area, I live near the Mourne Mountains and can see they are still completely white and covered with snow. Friday night, avalanche warnings were given out for some of them. The roads are clear and the mountains are now passable so we took a drive through them on Saturday afternoon. I've included some photos, below, showing our journey, heading for Spelga dam, via Hilltown and down to Kilkeel, driving back through Bryansford.
The contrast between the green lower lands and the pure white of the high Mournes, as they meld with the sky was spectacular. We had some fun with snowballs and watched the sledgers and snow-boarders making the most of the remaining snow.
There has been a lot of news coverage about the hardships faced by so many throughout Northern Ireland in this unseasonal cold snap. The height of the snow pushed to the sides of the road and still covering some houses, brought home how difficult it's been for some people.
|The wall of Spelga Dam|
|Partially Frozen Dam|
|Ice In The Dam|
|Sledgers By Spelga Dam|
|The mountain ahead was covered in sledgers and some snow boarders. Photo also shows the height of snow pushed off the road.|
|Mountains, dam and sky melding|
|Tops of a snow covered fence|
|Irish Sea and Kilkeel in the distance|
|Near Bryansford & Tollymore|