Ireland is universally known for its shitty weather and unpredictable summers. However, there's always a few days of fantastic weather each summer. Last summer the Emerald Isle really attracted the sunshine and we're waiting for another beautiful 3 months this year too! Sitting out the back garden, enjoying the sun with your tunes blaring, lathering yourself up in cheap Aldi sunflower oil and tempting the sun: "BURN ME!"
Here are the top signs that the Irish summer is on its way!
11. Beer gardens galore!
The Barge on the canal, Flannery's, The Bernard Shaw and Dicey's are ideal spots to enjoy your pint in the glaring Irish summer sunshine! These pubs offer the finest beer gardens for us to enjoy the lovely weather!
10. The Beaches are overrun with underage drinkers.
From Portmarnock to Killiney, and all across the country's coast, young teens rush to the seaside with a copious amount of cans and tunes to enjoy the weather. It happens every year!
9. Mass influx of Spanish students.
The hustle and bustle of huge groups of Spanish students gather at Central Bank and take in the Irish summer. This is the earliest sign that summer is arriving in Ireland.
8. Sun dresses.
Sun dresses and excessive cleavage have the lads up in arms! Praise the Lord!
7. Wife-beaters make an appearance.
"It's beach season!" Some lads are embarrassingly caught trying to show off their arms in stained white wife-beaters.
6. BBQ packs flying out the supermarkets!
Supervalue (formerly Superquinn) sausages on the barbecue - you just can't beat them!
5. Irish girls laden with fake tan.
4. Penneys' sunglasses and floral shorts.
Everyone flocks to Penneys to pick up the latest in inexpensive summer clothing. Head down to your closest store to pick up the best bargains!
3. The farmer's tan!
Too many Irish men have fell victim to the ludicrous farmer's tan. Roll those sleeves up when nobody's around and work on those upper arms!
2. American tourists!
American families love to travel around the "Emerald Isle" and trace their ancestry. You can hear the familiar booming accent echoing through the air and their overly-enthusiastic attitude about all that is Irish! Carroll's Irish Gift Stores is the best place to pick up your souvenirs!
1. Day drinking!
As if we Irish ever need an excuse to go drinking, but when the sun bursts down from that clear blue sky, we just CAN'T resist! Get down to your local Molloy's and take advantage of their great summer drink deals ... responsibly, of course.