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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 10 December, 2019
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Scorchio! Your photos of Ireland looking gorgeous in the sunshine today

It’s not a bad looking country, all the same.

WE ASKED, YOU answered.

Temperatures today are going to be so high that Met Éireann has officially issued a weather warning.

Given that it’s taken so long for summer to finally get here, we asked readers to send in their photos of the sunshine around the country, and boy did you guys deliver. You lot seem to have been spending your time on beaches, eating ice-cream and just spending time outside drinking it all in, judging by your photos.

Here are some of the best shots we received on email, Twitter and Facebook which make Ireland look like an entirely different country in the sunshine.  Good work, everyone.

Early morning sunshine

lambay Eoin Grimes of Skerries Sea Tours sent us this pic taken at 5am today on the way to Lambay Island. Best job in the world, he wrote. Source: Skerries Sea Tours

slane Slane in Meath at 7 o'clock this morning Source: Liams Taxi

sandymount Sandymount in Dublin Source: @marymcgui

cork It's Cork - or Costa Del Cork, as @Ms_F_Tutu put it - at 6.30am today. Source: @Ms_F_Tutu

lacket Lacken in Wicklow at 7am Source: @jojowalsh

enniscorthy Enniscorthy this morning Source: @Kreuzieirl

eoin o'neill The Phoenix Park Source: Eoin O'Neill

By the sea

tramore Tramore in Waterford Source: Kevin O'Sullivan

Donna pic Oyster Haven in Cork Source: Donna (via email)

dun laoghaire The view right beside Dún Laoghaire pier Source: Jill O'Herlihy

beach A beach near Kinsale in Cork Source: David O'Mahony

shannon Source: Mike Clinton

bray Bray seafront Source: David Wilkins

bray head The view from Bray Head Source: David Wilkins

Tramore 2 Tramore in Waterford again Source: Kevin O'Sullivan

ireland's eye Ireland's Eye off the coast of north county Dublin Source: Karl Larkin

youghal The Strand at Youghal Source: Eoin Flanagan

On the road 

waterford bridge Waterford Bridge Source: Donna (via email)

Dublin city

dublin city The Four Courts in Dublin city Source: Alan Roche

TCD People watch a cricket match at Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday evening Source: David Lynch

st patrick's St Patrick's Cathedral Source: @TartanWeegie

dublin city bridge Dublin city centre Source: @paulbyrne92

Dublin towers Dublin Bay from the Clontarf Road Source: @kennedyirl

The great outdoors

leixlip St Catherine's Park in Leixlip Source: Emer McCormack

leixlip 2 Another view of St Catherine's Park in Leixlip Source: Emer McCormack

stillorgan Birds eating in the sunshine Source: Laura O'M

The sunset last night

unnamed (1) Sunset at Hollyhill in Cork city last night Source: Alan Barry

dun laoghaire pier Dún Laoghaire pier Source: @marymcgui

gareth pic The sunset over Dublin Bay last night Source: @garethoconnor

howth Howth in Dublin Source: @NiamhPitts

kerry Sunset at Clogher in Kerry Source: Florian Walsh

Thanks so much to everyone who sent in pics. You’re all great. 

Originally published 11.52am

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