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Ah, the lovely rain-soaked Irish June

rain on the windowJust look at that.

I had mentioned that this June is less than the tourist might expect in the way of sunshine and summer weather, but this Sunday when the skies opened up and a veritable monsoon poured forth onto the earth I really began to wonder about global climate change.

Back in April while wearing shorts, sandals, sunglasses and a nice sheen of weather-induced sweat on the banks of the Shannon River I ruminated upon this very thing, but this Sunday a woman here in Ballykeeran had to climb out of her car and stand on the roof to wait for rescue as waters flooded into her vehicle.

In JUNE, people.

I ask you – is this normal weather?

I think it’s time we all read the eco-travelogue.