Snow spotted falling in Clare this Christmas Eve

Will there be a white Christmas in Ireland this year?

White Christmas, Ireland, snow, weather, forecast, Joan Blackburn

Snow scenes in Co Wicklow in January 2015 | Image:

If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas amid the unseasonably warm conditions, there may be some hope yet.

There has been a snowfall in Co Clare, where thick white flakes have been spotted falling in Ardnacrusha.

However, there will be no white carpet as rain showers have soaked the ground. 

Meanwhile there has also been some snow falling in Achill, while social media users have taken to Twitter to share a few images of the weather this Christmas Eve.

The weather forecast states that temperatures will fall this evening to between 0-4 C°, bringing with it some frost, but more rain is forecast for southern coastal areas.