City soaks up some welcome sunshine
Sun worshippers were out in droves yesterday as Ireland took advantage of the springtime heatwave.
Crowds of people flocked to Dublin's Saint Stephen's Green to soak up the sunshine as children around the country enjoy their Easter break from school.
More adventurous types took the opportunity to make a splash off the capital's coastline, despite the fresh temperatures.
Met Eireann said the good weather is set to last for next few days.
Early fog will clear today leaving long sunny spells.
"Dry conditions will prevail through Thursday also with sunny spells in most areas, but Thursday night will see fog and frost patches returning yet again," the forecaster said.
However, the weekend will see a break in the sunny conditions as showers make a return on Friday and Saturday.
"On Friday, cloudier conditions are likely to develop in many parts of the country, with perhaps a little rain occurring here and there," forecasters explained. Southerly winds will freshen also, making it feel cooler.
"Early on Friday night, a band of showery rain will spread eastwards across the country, followed by scattered showers later in the night.
"Some showers will persist in the northwest early on Saturday morning, but otherwise Saturday will be dry and bright.
Sunday is likely to remain windy initially with showery rain affecting many areas. However, it will become dry later in the day."