A number of flights were cancelled from Knock Airport today as heavy snowfall blanketed parts of the west of the country.
Three flights scheduled to travel to the UK were cancelled this afternoon while three other flights due to arrive at Ireland West Airport were diverted to Dublin.
Footage posted on social media shows a thick covering of snow at the airport as crews work to clear the runway.
However, the airport said the conditions and continued heavy snowfall are challenging.
The current situation at the airport as heavy snow has impacted our flight schedule this afternoon. Our operations team are working to clear the runway but current conditions and continued heavy snowfall are challenging #snowfall pic.twitter.com/y7TrhyGCIx
— Ireland West Airport (@Irelandwest) January 27, 2020
Mayo, Donegal, Sligo and Galway were hit by snow showers this afternoon.
AA Roadwatch has advised motorists to exercise caution on the roads, warning that snow showers have caused very slippery conditions on roads around Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and north Galway.
Meanwhile, Met Éireann has a weather advisory in place for the country.
The warning, which will remain in place until 3pm tomorrow, says that hail, sleet and snow showers will affect certain areas resulting in icy stretches on roads and paths.
The forecaster said that snow showers will be most frequent in Ulster and Connacht and especially so on high ground.
The showers will be widespread early tonight with the continued risk of hail and thunder.
These will become isolated in eastern counties later in the night but further wintry falls are expected across the western half of the country.
It will be cold and frosty with a risk of ice and some lying snow, with minimum temperatures of minus two to two degrees.
Met Éireann says that tomorrow will start cold and frosty with icy stretches on untreated surfaces and some lying snow.
There will be a mix of sunshine and scattered wintry showers, with the showers frequent over the western half of the country with a risk of hail and thunder there.
Highest temperatures of four to seven degrees with fresh and gusty westerly winds are forecast.
— Craig McCartney (@craig1scotty) January 27, 2020