Dublin: 5 °C Tuesday 1 December, 2020

11 key differences between summer in Ireland and summer in America

It’s a different WORLD.

1. Summer drinking in America:

GOOD MUSIC + BACKYARD + POOL + SHARKS 💯 @sperryph #IAmPaulSperry

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It’s all pool parties, red cups, and balmy evenings.

Summer drinking in Ireland:

This is how to have drinks! Chilling by the canal

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A bag of cans and a patch of grass. Roll up your jeans there and you might catch some rays.

2. Hanging out by the pool in America:

It’s an actual pool!

Hanging out by the pool in Ireland:

MAJOR #poolwatch UPDATE. #justtwoguys #havingagoodtime

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It’s a blow-up pool on a rooftop in Dublin!

3. Barbecues in America:

Barbecues in Ireland:

Irish BBQ's are worse Source: Imgur

The pictures say it all.

4. Sunbathing in America:

My kinda day! #poolside #chillin #familytime #thisisthelife #gettinmytanon

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Sunbathing in Ireland:

No garden, no patio furniture – but we’ll make do.

5. Getting a tan in America:

It’s this magical thing where your skin turns golden-brown.

Getting a tan in Ireland:

“Didn’t I get a colour?” Well, yes. Red IS a colour.

6. Summer dressing in America:

American #summers 🇺🇸

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Put on shorts and a vest and you know you’ll be fine for the day.

Summer dressing in Ireland:

Here it’s best to be ready for any sort of weather. And don’t you DARE leave your jacket at home.

7.  Going for a swim in America:

Going for a swim in Ireland:

8. Hitting the beach in America:

On the #beach last week with some of my #friends #venicebeach #california #blackgirlmagic

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Hitting the beach in Ireland:

File Photo: SeaPoint Beach in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, retained its Blue Flag status for 2016. Source: RollingNews.ie

Oh, it’s a sunny day and you found a square inch of sand to lay your towel on? Lucky you.

9. Enjoying an ice cream in America:

Enjoying an ice cream in Ireland:

10. Sleeping during an American summer:

It’s grand because you probably have an air conditioner and a couple of fans and everything will be OK.

Sleeping during an Irish summer:

Air con? In an Irish house? LOL, as if. And you wouldn’t be so hasty as to buy a fan, sure this could all blow over tomorrow. So you allow yourself to sweat half to death.

11. Weather reports in America:

And weather reports in Ireland:

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