7 Things You Should Never Leave The House Without During An Irish Summer

'Forget your Michael Kors clutch – water bottles are the coolest accessory around'

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Irish weather could very well be the most unpredictable factor in all of our lives. 

And the most irritating. 

There's nothing worse than lookin' fab but being absolutely roasting or freezing, depending on how the weather has decided to behave on that particular day. 

So, in order to be prepared for every possible hail storm, heat wave and minor drizzle, we've compiled a quick and easy check list so that Irish weather never gets the better of you.

1. An umbrella

Pretty obvious, we know.

I only started carrying an umbrella everywhere with me recently, how very adult of me, but honestly it saves so much stress and prevents frizzy hair. 

Regardless of how sunny it is when you leave the house in the morning.

Pack an umbrella. Save a life. 

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2. Sun cream

Not only is sun cream a great anti-aging agent but it also protects your skin from harmful UV rays and a dodgy farmer's tan.

No matter what your Da says, a farmer's tan suits nobody. 

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3. A hot water bottle

Because, sure, ye wouldn't be long gettin' frosht bit. 

Forget your Michael Kors clutch – water bottles are the coolest accessory around. 

4. Sunglasses

Not only will you look cool af and be able to creep on people without them noticing, sunglasses also prevent crows feet from all the squinting and protect you actual eyeballs. 

Nice one. 

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5. A good coat

Not just any coat. A good coat.

A sturdy, waterproof, insulated, thick coat that Mammny would approve of.

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6. A kayak

We've all fallen victim to a flooded road at least once in our lives. 

A kayak could be a very practical investment this summer. Not only for the beach, but also for the bóithirín. 

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7. An ark

For when all else fails. 

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And never forget.

Layering is key. 

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