Between Christmas and New Years 1995 we had a very decent cold spell. The coldest temperature in 14 years, back to 1981, was recorded in Clones, -11C.
Here's a clip from the 6 O'Clock News on 27 December.
I walked from the harp nightclub on Saint Stephens night that year to the Yellow house pub in rathfarnham and then waited outside for some people to show up and then we were supposedly onto a house party.
Back then you couldn’t get a taxi on any busy night in town, never mind around Xmas.
We waited for a half hour and then left.
It’s still the coldest night I can ever remember been out in.
We went back to my shed instead to drink and had the heaters on full blast for hours warning up.
I can even remember the next days news about how cold it was.
But not a bit of snow fell.