Crowds have been taking part in charity swims around the country, despite the cold weather.
Hundreds braved the chill for charity in Salthill in Galway this morning to raise money for Cope Galway.
The charity provides services for the homeless in Galway and those affected by domestic violence.
Many others took the plunge in icy waters for good causes such as the RNLI as well as just for the fun of it.
Swimmers all over the country are being advised that conditions may be more hazardous than normal because of strong tidal streams and rip currents as a result of a full moon.