According to the current Met Eireann forecast, St Patrick's weekend is set to be very cold with snow also on the horizon.
The national forecaster is saying that Saturday, St. Patrick's Day, will be dry in many areas, with bright spells, but scattered snow showers will occur, mainly in eastern coastal counties and along the south coast. Breezy, with moderate to fresh easterly winds. Maximum temperatures will range from just 1 or 2 degrees in the north and east to 5 or 6 along west and southwest coasts. Saturday night will be very cold and frosty, with scattered snow showers in the eastern half of the country, but mainly dry elsewhere.
Remaining very cold on Sunday, with scattered snow showers, most of them in Leinster and the eastern half of Munster, but well scattered elsewhere, with sunny spells. Maximum temperatures 1 to 4 Celsius. Very cold and frosty again on Sunday night, but mostly dry.