More snow gives thrill-seekers chance to head off-piste
Temperatures plummeted to -5c overnight and the country can expect the cold to continue with scattered wintry showers today.
Met Eireann report widespread frost this morning, as well as rain on Atlantic coasts falling as sleet or snow further inland.
V cold with widespread frost.Rain on Atlantic coasts falling as sleet or snow further inland.Becoming mostly dry during the day.Highs 3-6C— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 3, 2015
Some may even have woken up to another winter wonderland this morning as there is snow reported in areas Fermoy, Mitchelstown and Mallow in north Cork as well as parts of Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.
Conor Pass in Co Kerry has been closed until further notice.
Meanwhile, AA Roadwatch warn motorists to take care this morning as some areas, notably Drogheda, experience freezing fog.
"Use your fog lights if needed but switch them off afterwards," they advised drivers.
And it was in surroundings, not unlike those of the Alps, that Irish snowboarder Niall Carroll from Dundalk, Co Louth enjoyed in the Mourne Mountains, Co Down at the weekend.
The only thing missing from his epic Irish winter sports adventure were the ski lifts.
Niall captured some stirring images from the top of the mountains.
It was an hour's hike to the top in exchange for a mere two minutes' exhilarating ride down - but it was worth it, he said.
The 37-year-old website developer with Aquaweb accompanied two friends into the mountains over the weekend. And providing an obliging lift to the top was his Samoyed Husky dog, Buddy.
"I have a harness for him and he was a real help when hiking because the snow was waist-high in parts," he revealed.
And with a fresh dump of snow expected on higher ground over the course of today, Niall is anticipating another chance for snowboarding next weekend.
Met Eireann's forecast for today sees a cold start with frost, ice and wintry showers in places.
The showers will tend to hit the western and northern coastal areas, which will be hit by rain and sleet, while the rest of the country will see brighter and drier conditions.
It will remain very cold for the rest of the week, with frosty nights but mainly dry, with further snow possible on Thursday.
A Mountain Rescue spokesperson called on people heading into the mountains to be "as self-sufficient and as informed as possible".
It had five call-outs so far this year, the latest being a woman who suffered a badly twisted ankle when she was out walking near Crone Wood, in Co Wicklow, last Sunday.