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Here's how Irish people cope without their own swimming pools


WE DON’T HAVE air conditioning, and we sure as hell don’t have swimming pools in our back gardens.

Irish people are an enterprising lot though, and they know how to make the best of the sun…

They take a leaf out of this little girl’s book

No bucket is too small to make an improvised paddling pool.

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Lily Curran and Saoirse Hays from Clonee have the right idea (Pic: DailyEdge.ie)

They make their own water gun

Take one of these:

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Make a hole in the lid with one of these


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They get their ma or granny to help them out

Mary Carolan helps her grandkids to cool down in Cavan (Image: Joanne Carolan)

They accept that hoses aren’t just for watering flowers

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And that adding a pitchfork creates an instant sprinkler

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They realise that washing up liquid is not just for washing up

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Emer McLysaght

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