The roof weighed an estimated 12 tonnes.

Dooagh National School on Achill Island was forced to close earlier today after severe winds blew a section of roof off.

The incident occurred at around 9.30AM this morning.

Pictures shared on the school’s Facebook page show the extent of the damage.

Source: Facebook (@DooaghNS)

A sever gust of wind blew the roof across the schoolyard before dumping it on a nearby pitch.

Thankfully none of the 3 staff or 39 pupils were injured.

Mayo was one of seven counties issued with a status yellow wind warning, which remains in place until 8PM this evening (Tuesday).

Elsewhere a yellow snow and ice warning is in place for 11 counties today.

You can read more about that here.