Ireland, a nation of moody musicians inspired by the damp weather, changes its tune for the summer sun.
Take a look at these seven quintessential Irish summer song lyrics, and tell us we don’t have a vulnerable side.
Treasure the sentiment; like the summer sun, it may soon be gone.
Click the images below to hear their songs.
Bagatelle - Summer in Dublin
Bono and Andrea Corr - Summer Wine
Van Morrison - Endless Summer
Declan O'Rourke - Galileo
The Pogues - Summer in Siam
Mary Black - Song for Ireland
John Spillane - Dance of the Cherry Trees
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