Dublin - Let It Snow

I have to say, I feel slightly misled.  I thought it rarely snowed in Dublin. Yet, we've had snow on the ground for the last week.  It's a bit of a novelty, actually, since we never get snow in San Francisco.
 
 
One thing I noticed is that Dublin is rather nonchalant about the snow.  In the US, it snows and immediately the snow plows are out and the sidewalks are salted (at least where I grew up in Buffalo, NY).  Not so in Dublin.  Apparently, they don't salt the sidewalks.  It's been as icy as the picture below for several days.  A bit harrowing for me since I love to walk.  I'm trying to not let a little ice and snow stop our adventures on foot.
 I'll admit, the snow is really pretty along the Grand Canal and River Dodder.
It definitely looks like we're in for more of the white stuff in the coming days.  It was really coming down this morning.  Not to mention the intermittent hail plus thunder and lightning.  I've never seen thunder before during a snowstorm -- definitely impressive.
 The best part about snow in Dublin?  It packs really well.  Witness these snowmen outside Meaghers Pharmacy on Barrow Street -- very creatively done.
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