Gigglebit: Dublin during the big freeze (photos)

29 Nov 2014

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On its Facebook page this week, the Irish Air Corps took us on a trip down recent history lane: the big freeze of four years ago.

The Air Corps published fascinating aerial photographs of how Dublin and surrounding counties looked during the adverse weather conditions.

The Air Corps wrote: “This day four years ago snow started falling around Ireland and heralded the coldest November period on record. As temperatures struggled to rise above 0 degrees the Air Corps where called upon several times, using our aerial advantage to support those in need.

“Now as December approaches and the temperature drops another few degrees the different Squadrons around the Air Corps are refreshing themselves on their Cold Weather Operation Procedures.

“So, if the weather turns and the snow starts falling, we’ll be ready and waiting in the wings again for any calls for help.

“Our Photographic Section used some of these great photographs in our Winter Operations Brief to remind us what we could expect, we thought you may appreciate the reminder too.”

The Magazine Fort at the Phoenix Park

The Aviva Stadium

Croke Park

The Red Cow roundabout on the M50

O’Connell Street, Dublin

The Pope’s Cross in Phoenix Park

The River Liffey in Dublin

The Sandyford roundabout on the M50

St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Dublin mountains near Tallaght

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years