Wednesday 7 December 2016

Time for some blue-sky thinking

Published 09/07/2013 | 05:00

* HOW much are we influenced and shaped by the weather? I am convinced that the principal reason Ireland has produced so many great writers, never mind Nobel laureates, is because of the introspection and reflection that being trapped inside, under a lowering sky, instills.

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Patrick Kavanagh, Brendan Behan, James Joyce and Brian O'Nolan honed their craft while sitting in the snugs and smoky booths of the city, taking respite from the damp, all-pervasive gloom outside.

So how will we cope with the forecast 10 days of clear blue skies and serotonin-drenched sunshine?

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