Ireland is in for another six weeks of non-stop rain – thanks to an ancient myth and a downpour on Sunday morning across the country. As the farming community comes to terms with the wettest summer in years, the outlook took another turn for the worst. Legend has it that if St Swithin’s Day – Sunday July 15th – sees rain then the country will be hit with constant rain for 40 days.
Of course, this is a myth and that much rain would actually be bad for farmers, which is nothing to joke about. But it’s also worth saying that something in the Celtic genes makes us all lovers of rain.