A high fire risk has been declared in county Cavan in areas where there are hazardous fuels, such as dead grasses, heather, and gorse.
The risk phase is expected to peak this coming Friday, and will continue until 12 noon on Monday, April 19.
The ignition risks appear to be mainly focussed on areas with public access, particularly peatland sites, and higher visitor levels at these sites are now expected due to the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions on travel.
Anyone planning on visiting forests or other recreational sites are reminded that vehicles must not be parked at site entrances or impede emergency service access to forest roads, and visitors should not use barbeques or open fires at any stage.
Fire behaviour is also likely to be influenced by lower afternoon humidity levels and elevated wind speeds in western areas during the span of this warning.