Belfast Telegraph

Children thrilled at father's radio report telling them school shut due to snow

A heartwarming video shows a father breaking the news to his delighted children that their school had been closed for the day because of snow.

Inspired by a US TV show loved by the family, Danny McDonagh, from Louisburgh, County Mayo in Ireland, prepared a fake radio news report for his son and daughter, listing schools that had been closed in the area due to the snowy weather.

The result delighted Ruairi, six, and Ciara, 10, who ran off screaming when the name of their school was announced.

Mother Tracy McDonagh said: "We got a text through at 7pm last night to say the school would be closed today due to the treacherous road conditions.

"One of our family's favourite shows is an American show called The Goldbergs and an episode that they watched recently was about a snow day.

"Usually the kids in the show listen to the radio - it's set in the '80s - waiting for the school closure announcements and always end up having the only school that stays open but in this episode it was closed and they have the best snow day ever.

"Our kids wished at the time that they could have the same! So my husband Danny did a fake news report listing all the other schools around us as being closed and their school was the last one ... closed."

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