A YOUTUBE video featuring students falling on a frozen path near the University of Limerick is proving to be an internet sensation. Almost 170,000 people have already viewed the three minute video which was posted on the popular website last Saturday evening.
Accompanied by John Lennon's Slippin and Slidin, the video was recorded last week at the height of the cold snap.The amateur footage, which was recorded from a parked car near the entrance to the pathway, which links the College Court estate and the University.
It shows a number of students slipping and falling as they try to make their way along the path which is used as a shortcut by students attending UL.
Some of the occupants of the parked car can be heard laughing and giggling in the background as they watch the students trying to safely navigate their way along the frozen path. Although some of the students manage to stay upright, others are not so lucky and appear to suffer hard falls onto the frozen surface. However, none of the students who feature in the video appear to have sustained serious injuries.
Almost 1,000 people have posted comments about the video, both on YouTube and on other websites. "Best video I've seen in a long time. Ya deserve ta get ur degree's handed to ya straight away," read one comment.
Another user posted: "Very funny lads. Well done – some people need to lighten up a bit. I bet most of the people that fell laughed at it as well."
^However, businesswoman Ursula Stokes, who lives in the area, says she's not amused by the video.
"This is an illegal entrance which has been a bone of contention for some time. It (the video] might have looked funny to some poeple but it is highly dangerous.
"Somebody could have broken their neck or broken a limb and you could see that one or two of them were hurt.
"This is the kind of sinister nonsense that is going on and it is an indictment of some of the poeple who are going to a very beautiful college and unfortunatley they seem to want to bring down the name of our area and the University of Limerick," she said.
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