Teagasc has issued a high fire risk (orange) warning for areas where fine fuels such as grass are present in proximity to forests over the coming Easter holiday.
The agricultural training and education body says that current extended high pressure-dominated weather and effective drought patterns have contributed to the risk.
This is the fifth forest fire warning of 2017.
The warning was introduced on Monday 10 April and is predicted to remain in place until 18 April.
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