Heat wave driving many Irish wacky as summer swelter continues

A man sunbathing on Dublin's Grafton Street

On Sunday Killarney was quite literally bursting at the seams with perfect weather to go along with a big football match and a charity cycle race around the Ring of Kerry. Pubs couldn’t keep up with the demand from people who wanted to bask in the sun and fun, and the narrow streets were alive with laughter and music.

Tourists are all over the place. The year of The Gathering 2013 initiative couldn’t have been better picked. Those coming to Ireland for the first time will certainly have a summer to remember.

Ireland and the sun are perfectly matched. If this trend continues in the future the Irish economy won’t need to court the likes of Google or Facebook – the central air conditioning industry could be the new savior!