A number of schools in Tullamore have taken the decision to close on Friday after tit was decided that the National Ploughing Championships would open on Friday to compensate for the lost day today.
A number of schools have already been closed for the week with others opening for a shorter number of hours than usual.
As of Wednesday evening, Colaiste Choilm and The Sacred Heart School have both announced that they are closing following advice from Gardai 'around traffic restrictions and safety'.
Also remaining closed is Scoil Mhuire who stated that the school will remain closed on Friday but will reopen on Monday.
UPDATE: Ballinamere National School will also be closed
More details on other schools as we get them.