Édaein O’Connell: Concept of Irish summer is really a form of delirium – but don’t put out the table and chairs just yet

People make the most of the good weather this week during the International Literature Festival Dublin in Merrion Square. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Édaein O'Connell

My father refused to bring any garden furniture within three miles of the house. He was superstitious about the weather and believed that putting a table and chairs outside the front door would ruin any chance of summer sunshine.