The south county village of Dunsany has been revealed as the coldest place in Ireland last January.

Met Éireann says temperatures were below average nearly everywhere during the winter months while more rain also fell.

Nearly all average air temperatures at its weather stations were below their long-term average, according to its analysis of December to February.

The lowest temperature of minus 8.2 degrees celsius was recorded at both Dunsany and Mullingar, Co Westmeath on January 9th.

It was the wettest winter for the past five years at 10 stations, including Phoenix Park, Roches Point, Co Cork, and Valentia Observatory, Co Kerry.