Freezing conditions cause disruption

Overnight temperatures in Boyle plummeted to -6 degrees as the cold snap continues.

Main roads have been salted and are passable with care but many side roads are in a treacherous condition.

While snow fell early Sunday morning in the Boyle area, it was a different story a few kilometers north, with no snow past Ballinafad.

The weather has led to a number of closures and cancellations today Monday including the following:

  • Due to a deterioration in the weather and treacherous road conditions, and in line with the local National Schools, Tangier Tots Preschool will remain closed today the 11th of December. Tangier Tots creche will be open as normal although we urge extreme caution and only travel if necessary.
  • GAA Health Walk scheduled for Monday evening has been cancelled
  • Geraghty Travel Bus Eireann has cancelled their services to Boyle NS, Cootehall NS and Abbey College.
  • Abbey College open as normal for all students EXCEPT TY’s who should remain at home.
  • Ireland West Airport is operational but customers are advised to check with their airline for updates.
  • Local Link bus service is not operational between Boyle and Roscommon.
  • Boyle Family Resource Centre VBOM meeting cancelled.
  • Boyle girls basketball game tonight in Ballinamore is cancelled.
  • English classes in Family Resource Centre cancelled Tuesday 12th
  • The 05.35 Longford to Dublin rail service was delayed 30 minutes due to earlier mechanical issue and level crossing operation affected by feezing conditions between Enfield and Kilcock. Could have knock on effect on trains on Sligo Dublin line this morning.

Met Eireann say severe frost will linger in many parts of the country today with temperatures only reaching 3 or 4 degrees in cold northerly winds. Otherwise a cold bright day with mixed wintry showers across Connacht, Ulster and west Munster but mainly dry elsewhere.


Mostly dry and clear overnight with a widespread severe frost and temperatures falling to between +1 and -3 degrees. Winds turning more northwesterly in direction.


A clear and frosty start to Tuesday. Cloud increasing through the morning with rain gradually spreading eastwards across the country through the day. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in moderate southwest winds.


Wednesday: A cold and blustery day with widespread showers or showery rain; some showers will turn wintry at times with falls of snow on the higher ground. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees in strong westerly winds. Showers will retreat towards western coastal counties overnight leaving much of the country clear. Severe frost as temperatures fall to around freezing.

Thursday: Remaining cold with further rain or showers during the day. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees with winds turning more northerly in direction. Severe frost to follow overnight in clearer conditions.

Friday: A cold bright day in northerly winds. Mainly dry but some showers over Connacht and Ulster. Highs of 5 to 8 degrees. Severe frost again overnight.

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