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13 things that will definitely happen at an Irish barbecue

Come rain or shine, we’re having that barbie.

THE WEATHER IS fine, whip out the barbecue. Or, if it’s raining, that’s OK too.

But here’s what’s gonna go down. Or up… in flames.

1. Most of it will be indoors

Sure we’ll do the hard part in the oven, just to be safe.

oven-baked-mushroom-burgers-lrg Source: BzzAgent

2. It’ll rain

And it was SO lovely an hour ago.

bbq 1 Source: barb-bil

3. One person will do everything and will be constantly criticised for it

Prepare to have your technique scrutinised and sabotaged, all while wearing a fancy apron. You gas ticket.

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4. Everyone will be paranoid about food poisoning

You’re worried that your disposable barbie isn’t quit up to the job so char everything just to be sure.

bbq2 Source: Netfurniture

5. Cans are to be found in an ice bucket


Bucket of Beer Source: indi.ca

6. Most things will get burned

Including all the guests.

Smoked Porky Goodness Source: fiftynightshades

7. There will be either far too much or far too little to go around

Oh we bought just a perfect amount of food for everyone, said no barbecuer ever.

A surfeit, nay panoply, of meat Source: zimpenfish

8. Burger buns will be forgotten


irish-pride-bunsters-buns-6pk-large Source: Irishpride

9. Flies will try to ruin everything

Cover that salad for the love of God.


Or, the unspeakable could always happen…

fly-in-wine Source: Whydidyouwearthat

10. Things will blow over to the point of annoyance

Sayonara napkin, paper plate, and full set of garden furniture.


11. Everyone will eat too much just because it’s there

Leftovers? We must fight the big fight.


Throw on more condiments to make it go down easier.

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12. Neighbours will deeply resent the smell

Jealous much? Sure come in for a beer.


13. People will comment on how there’s ‘still great heat out of that’ hours after the bbq is put out

And dear readers, there was still great heat outta that.


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