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This photo of an Irish BBQ is going viral around the world because it's so grim

Now you know what we have to put up with.

OVER THE WEEKEND – just as other countries were realising that it’s getting towards BBQ time of the year – the weather in this part of the world wasn’t quite there yet.

So, somebody in the UK shared a photo to Reddit of what their typical BBQ looks like.

And it, of course, featured an umbrella

britishones Source: Imgur

Not to be outdone, an Irish person posted an insight into our own hellish experience with BBQs for the world to see – and it was so much worse.

It’s gone super viral overnight

barbecue Source: Imgur

Titled “Irish BBQ’s are worse”, the image has been viewed nearly half a million times and it’s so much more grim than the original UK one.

Let’s examine the scene to appreciate its true awfulness:

  • he’s wearing a full raincoat
  • and a hat that was clearly found on the floor before he braved the weather
  • he’s tactically opening the BBQ to flip the food before scurrying back inside

World, welcome to an Irish summer. It’s not pretty.

And now you know.

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