It's hot in Ireland right now. Like, really hot. But this heatwave has nothing on the heatwave of 1976. 

The infamous heatwave of the summer of 1976 brought record high temperatures and weeks upon weeks of drought to Ireland and the UK - the worst in 150 years. 

There were 5 consecutive days when the mercury reached 32C (89.6F), and a record was reached on June 29, 1976, in Boora, Co. Offaly at 32.5C (90.5F).

More importantly, people went wild! This amazing RTE report from the summer of 1976 shows the people of Ireland in all their '70s glory flocking to the beach. 

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That amount of sustained heat really did get people addled, though - just listen to Northern Ireland-born author Maggie O'Farrell, who wrote a whole book about it called "Instructions for a Heatwave," talk about how intense it was: 

Have times changed? Here's how the Irish have been handling the current heatwave: 

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