Ballasalla cross, Coon in North Kilkenny
All physical links with Coon village in North Kilkenny have been severed by the snow. It is 800 feet above sea level and while things were bad during the last big snow in 1982, this time the residents don't even have a shop to rely on.
Drifts of up to 10 ft from both the Castlecomer and Carlow sides has cut the lovely village off from everywhere.
Resident Mick Somers said the only good thing about the situation is that it will now force government to look at how it has allowed rural Ireland to go into decline by removing vital, local services like the post office and by standing by while creameries and local shops shut their doors.