Kilkenny river freezes over as Status Red weather alert remains in place until 6pm

Sean Keane


Sean Keane



The River Breagagh in Kilkenny city, frozen over

A status Red Weather alert remains in place for Kilkenny until 6pm. Winds are expected to reach 35km per hour and the temperature will not go above 1 degree C.

Parts of the South of the county have experienced serious snow drifts and some roads are impassible while it is the same story on the north Kilkenny hills. 

So far the city has escaped the worst of the weather but there is another 10 hours left before the official Red Status weather alert ends.