Today is a holiday. It's our fourth holiday since mid-March, but I'm not complaining. What makes this holiday different is that the weather is spectacular. Truly. And of course Irish people are happy about that. Well, most of them.
On Saturday night I overheard two older women talking about how it was "too hot." I'm pretty sure one of them said it was too dry too.
Too hot? It was about 72 or 73, 75 at an absolute maximum. But, that was "too hot." This after what has to be the coldest, wettest April-May in a long time.
In some parts of Ireland the temperature has been over 80 the past few days, but we're only half a mile from the east coast and the on-shore breeze always keeps things cool. It was not "too hot."
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