However Met Éireann is now forecasting that St Patrick's weekend will simply "be very cold" but despite this Kilkenny may just see some sunshine for the festivities.
However, it won't be a return to the blizzard conditions experienced earlier this month.
According to the current Met Éireann forecast, St Patrick's weekend is set to be very cold with snow also on the horizon!
There's a band of rain on its way overnight which has prompted a Yellow Weather Warning for Leinster.
In their latest update they wanred that "snow showers will become more frequent along east and southeast coasts later Saturday".More news: Brain Imaging Scans Reveal Unusual 3-Inch Air Pocket Inside Man's Head
"On Saturday, St Patrick's Day will be dry in many areas, with some bright or sunny spells".
The cold weather continues on Sunday with the possibility of snow showers in the east and temperatures falling at night to minus-four. Winds will be strongest along southern areas at first but gradually extending to all parts of Leinster by late morning and afternoon.
But the temperatures are going to be extremely low so it will be dry but very cold at times.
A Met Éireann spokeswoman advised that parade-goers should wrap up warm.
If you, like the vast majority of the country, have had your fill of snow for the next decade after the Beast from the East, brace yourselves: there's more to come.