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Heatwave for Ireland
Kilkee, Co. Clare, where the temperatures yesterday soared to 37°C. Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 02073

Heatwave for Ireland

Published: 17 June 1914

Ireland basked in glorious summer sunshine yesterday as the appalling weather of recent weeks gave way to glorious sunshine.

In Dublin, temperatures climbed to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32° C) in the city centre, although it was cooler along the coast.

It has been a relatively warm month with average temperatures of 65 degrees (18 °C). (Image: National Archives of Ireland CSO RP 1914, 11227)

The warmest place in the country was Co. Clare, where a temperature of 100 degrees (37 °C) was recorded in Kilkee.


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