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Storm Emma Halts LIT Thurles Games Fleadh 2018

LIT Thurles Campus

Games Fleadh 2018, which was schedules to take place at LIT Thurles Campus tomorrow, (Wednesday, February 28th, 2018), has been postponed until Thursday March 22nd, 2018, courtesy of expected blizzard “Storm Emma”.

The organisers of this popular all-island games design and development event, have reviewed the weather forecasts over the past 24 hours, and have decided to postpone the 15th Games Fleadh in the interest of commuter safety. A Yellow weather warning for several counties, including Tipperary, has now come into effect with Met Éireann expected to issue a Red weather warning in the next days or two.

Game Design and Development degree lecturer at LIT, Dr Liam Noonan stated, “The key issue for the committee is ensuring that all visiting teams, judges, sponsors, schools etc can make it safely to Thurles for the 15th Games Fleadh. The weather warnings over the last few days left us with concerns as to the well being of those travelling to this popular  event. We therefore have taken the decision to postpone the event for a few weeks until March 22nd, when we look forward to welcoming once again students, parents and those with an interest in game design and development, to this free event.”

Weather experts have predicted a polar vortex will blitz Ireland with its worst snowfall in 36 years; to materialise over the coming days, with up to 65cm of snowfall expected to fall on higher ground across the county between Tuesday night and Friday.

If you would like to track the expected “Storm Emma” blizzard over the coming days simply click HERE courtesy windy.com.


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