Many roads around the country are impassable after heavy snow and freezing temperatures.
Traffic jams, road closures and minor accidents were experienced in many areas with the worst of the bad weather affecting Leinster and east Munster.
Pupils from schools in Carlow, Kilkenny and Meath had a day of fun in the snow as schools closed.
Transport services were also impacted at airports with Aer Lingus cancelling all flights from Dublin, Cork and Belfast to London Heathrow. Ryanair also cancelled some flights. Bus Éireann services were also hit by the hazardous road conditions.
Jean Byrne of Met Éireann warns of further snow showers to come.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 2 February 2009. The reporter is Richard Dowling.