Only in Ireland – The Top 3 Best Parts Of Irish Summer 2013 So Far (Slightly NSFW)

Many of us are now of the devout opinion that the world is ending here in Ireland. I really don’t know how else to explain it.

 

How it’s been since the dawn of time.

 

This summer will be a record breaking one, of that we are all certain. If we survive it we will hope fervently (those of us who have escaped unscathed will, anyway) that this trend of actual WEATHER will continue next year. I hear you thinking, ah go way will you, it’s just summer. To answer this I will quote something from my very first post here (I did say the Irish were obsessed with the weather, I am no exception!):

 

I cannot but love this unexpected treat of a summer we are having. This really is the most beautiful country when the sun shines, and a welcome change to the 365 days of rain a year we usually have to endure…

 

3. The Sun & Its Acolytes

Sun safety is a huge issue for me. I’m a fair Irish maiden, of pasty complexion and I burn easily. Factor 50 is my constant companion while abroad, because nobody approves of the lobster look, I have enough freckles as it is, and let’s face it, we’re all extremely aware in this day and age of what kind of damage the sun can do to you. To be fair though, not everyone has left our little island before, and nobody expects to be burnt to a crisp under our (usually rainy) skies.

Here are some of the more interesting (read: PAINFUL AND RIDICULOUS) burns I have seen pop up on Facebook and national Irish forums, boards.ie:

ZOMG. WHY..?

That’s not a knife, that’s a spoon!

 

2. Ingenious Ways of Keeping Cool

As you all know by now, we are not a country used to nice weather. As such we have no facilities in place to combat this new phenomenon. The result is that we’ve had to think outside of the box, and here is some of the evidence of that resourceful thinking:

Like a SIR

Hey Bart, your epidermis is showing!

Hey Bart, your epidermis is showing!

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Country chic.

 

1. Fun in the Sun

Parks and beaches are packed to capacity. Longitude Festival this weekend in Marley Park I’m told is a chilled out, happy affair. Folks are reconnecting with family BBQs, friends are chatting over pints in beer gardens and couples are taking rosemantic strolls at sunset up the mountains. I’m told too by a reliable source that topless sunbathing is on the increase, and pubescent boys (and not so pubescent boys too, I’m sure) rejoice the nation over.

The majority of us are in flying form, and aside from a few sleepless nights we’re making the most of Ireland’s sudden and inexplicable shift downward closer to the equator…

 

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5 replies

  1. Ouch. That sunburn has to sting.

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  2. Summer? What summer? That’s the time we most want to play
    Please, please come back again next year, but do start in May
    Then we’ll have more lobsters and prawns, day after sultry day
    In Ireland we’ll stay, our trip to Spain we’ll surely to winter delay
    Tourism boards down in the south will look on in horrid dismay
    Their locals flee to these shores, in our pubs for drinks to pay
    Glorious emerald Ireland turning brown, savaged by sun’s ray
    Bronzed babes on beaches to Phillo’s vibes cavort and sway
    When water restrictions clamp down… angry tempers will fray
    Then for rain, blessings from heaven, people will wish or pray

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