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Open thread: What sums up the Irish summer for you?

Put down that Factor 50 there for a second and let us know…
Jul 22nd 2015, 5:59 PM 21,913 48

AH, SUMMER IN Ireland.

A beautiful thing. When it finally decides to show its face, that is.

Yes, the Irish summer could be said to be as mythical and elusive as a unicorn, but in our view it’s not just the weather that makes the season.

It’s all the quintessentially Irish stuff that goes along with the warmer months that get us going. Right? Right.

Dad going nuts over the BBQ

Every single year, the burger buns are forgotten, there’s a Red Sea of ketchup incident, your Dad can’t get the feckin’ thing lit at all, and someone burns the sausages. And you wouldn’t have it any other way.

So, my dad had to improvise a grill for a small BBQ... Creative BBQ work here from this Dad Source: Imgur

The gruesome twosome: socks and sandals

Speaking of Dads, they’re the main offenders with this particular crime against fashion. People: don’t do it.

Shutterstock-274544312 Source: Shutterstock

Sand in your ham sandwiches

Sure, it wouldn’t be a day down at the strand if there wasn’t a bit of grit in there with the hang sangwich, would it?

The awkward towel wiggle

Ah yes. The old Houdini trick of trying to wiggle into your swimming togs at the beach while shimmying away under a towel. A beautiful, dignified part of the summer.


That first 99

Or should we say, that first dribble of melted 99 down your shirt sleeve…


The inevitable morto burn

There’s always that one gap in your intense suncream application, isn’t there? Or – God forbid – the sunglasses panda eye look. Eek.

finish painting deck...check give yourself sunburn trampstamp...check Source: Imgur

What sums up the Irish summer for you? Let us know in the comments section.

Club Passion is all about celebrating the best bits of summer – because it wouldn’t be the Irish summer without a bit of passion, right? No matter the typical dodgy Irish weather, Club Passion will bring the fun to your summer days. 


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