You may have noticed recently that the days are getting slightly longer which means Ireland’s favourite conversation starter is back.
Coming out with ‘Isn’t there a grand aul’ stretch in the evenings?’ is a surefire way to break the ice with any Irish person at this time of year and people are already making the most of it.
Here’s a selection of our favourite references:
Yeah, grand stretch…
A grand stretch in the evening as birds head home over Dublin Bay. pic.twitter.com/X7oqLwI4Ln
— Ruairí McKiernan (@ruairimckiernan) January 22, 2017
Grand aul stretch in the evening… pic.twitter.com/UFN4Evprub
— Peter Hayes (@ThatPeterHayes) January 19, 2017
Grand is NOT the word…
I hate to be this dramatically Irish but jaysus, there actually is a GRAND stretch in the evening!
— Chanele McGuinness (@ChaneleMcG) January 22, 2017
Fierce stretchy altogether…
Grand stretch this evening, all the same Ted.
— Sarah-Jane Murphy (@sjanemurf) January 21, 2017
Irish mams, wha?
Guys it’s official, it’s not winter anymore, my mam just said “there’s a grand stretch in the evening”
— Daithí (@RegionalxtBest) January 20, 2017
If I hear one more person say ‘ there’s a grand stretch in the evening’ I swear I’m moving away from Ireland ???? #OnlyInIreland ????????
— ➰ ???????? ???? (@Little_Dhampirx) January 22, 2017
Good one, Mam…
Grand stretch in the evening… Ive officially turned into my mother
— Jamie (@jamieparry85) January 20, 2017
Bloody fine stretch, so it is…
Feels like it should be too early to say this but there is a grand auld stretch in that evening
— Mick (@amickabl) January 20, 2017
Still bright in Galway, grand stretch in the evening out west ????
— Sarah J (@SJane81) January 19, 2017
The stretchiest evening since stretchy evenings began…
There’s a grand stretch in the evening pic.twitter.com/umzgEPA605
— Mary Mc Intyre (@Mc1988) January 2, 2017
And it’s still only January 24th!
“Sure isn’t spring just around the corner.”
“This is it.”
“Sure, look.” etc etc.