Ireland's Eye: What's going on in the old sod this week
A look at news from around Ireland
Almost all areas of the country experienced exceptionally wet days. The highest rainfall amounts were recorded in the northwest, southwest and the south, with Cork Airport and Sherkin Island recording 21 wet days, the highest rainfall amounts there since 1985.
But temperatures were above average almost everywhere, with most stations recording their highest mean temperatures in five to nine years, according to Met Eireann’s monthly summary for August.
However, the onset of autumn in September has so far brought with it high temperatures and dry weather which is set to continue until the weekend.
Wedding Day Robbery
A GROOM was robbed at gunpoint on the morning of his wedding in his hotel room.
Husband-to-be Richard Moore was threatened with his life by an armed and masked gang just hours before he was due to walk down the aisle.
His iPad, Blackberry, laptop and wallet were taken in the robbery, and two guests had their cars robbed by the gang who had broken into Carlow's Killerig Resort Hotel.
Richard Moore refused to let the ordeal spoil the big day and he and his bride Margot tied the knot as planned.
The groom, who is in his thirties, opened the door of his hotel lodge as his wedding day dawned and was confronted by the gunman.
A gang had burgled three lodges on the grounds of the resort. They were preparing to steal two cars belonging to wedding guests when they were interrupted by the groom.
The had travelled from England to get married at the hotel. Several guests had also come from Britain and were staying in lodges in the hotel grounds.
Hotel manager Larry Bowe and his staff rallied around to give the wedding party as much support as possible.
The couple decided to go ahead with their civil wedding ceremony planned for later that day in the hotel.
"They are a really lovely couple. They have stayed at the hotel five or six times. They just fell in love with the hotel and decided to get married here," said Bowe.
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