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How has your Irish summer been?

Tomorrow is the final day of a wet and windy summer that has never quite lived up to its name.

stay or go Ireland - summed up in one picture, July

IT’S ALL COMING to an end tomorrow.

Summer that is. 31 August marks the end of official summer-time and for many of us it’s been a bit of a dreary experience.

While there’s still talk of an ‘Indian’ one, we have to face into winter knowing that Ireland’s summer has really been just about as Irish as you can imagine.

It hasn’t been all bad though – check out some pictures of an Irish season well-lived below:

File Photo: Kerry Lake Problems. Look but do not t Lough Leane, Co Kerry, end July. Stunning, but there was a block on people swimming in it at the time due to algal bloom Source: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

30/6/2015. Good Sunny Weather Rock jumping, Sandycove, Dublin, 30 June Source: Rollingnews.ie

twit1 August sunrise, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow Source: oconnear/Twitter

PUCK FAIR DAY THREE 0258 90389706 Killorglin Co Kerry. King Puck presiding imperiously amid some very Irish weather Source: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

cliff house View from the Cliff House Hotel, Waterford Source: @cliffhousehotel/Twitter

CMK12082015 Ballymaloe Garden Fete_0012 Sunshine over preparations - Ballymaloe Garden Fete, Co Cork, 12 August Source: Clare Keogh

The Beast of Ballyhoura68 The Beast of Ballyhoura endurance race, August Source: Valerie O'Sullivan

FullSizeRender (1) Sunrise, Dublin city Source: Paddy Morton

image Intrepid souls jumping into the River Liffey in Dublin in June Source: David Greene/Irish Life

12/8/2015. Kerry Country Scenes The Gap of Dunloe, Kerry, August Source: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival, 2015 Summer nights - Castlepalooza, Tullamore, Co Offaly, 1 August Source: Ruth Medjber

IMG_2819 The effects of severe weather, Ballybay, Co Monaghan, early June Source: James Flanagan

Processed with VSCOcam The sky says it all... Source: Sam McAllister

So long summer, we’ll miss you. But come back a bit warmer next year eh?

What kind of summer have you had? If you’ve any special photos of the season just passed send them into us at tips@thejournal.ie, or tweet us @thejournal_ie.

Read: As you were, Ireland… That ‘Indian summer’ isn’t happening

Read: Rain and thundery showers here to stay until last day of summer – Met Éireann

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