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It's Greased lightning as fans brave rain to see film favourite


Marlay Park

Marlay Park

Marlay Park

Heavy and intermittent showers failed to deter movie-goers from watching some big-screen classics outdoors.

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John fans packed their brollies and rainproof gear for a showing of Grease in Marlay Park in Rathfarnham.

The Hoare family from Tallaght - parents Stephen and Laura with twins Ava and Tara (6) and Edward (4) were among the best-prepared for the rain - they were able to shelter in their tent.


Grease was one of six films shown as part of a free "outdoor movies in the park" event at the weekend. A huge screen helped transform the park into a cinema.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said it was the third year in a row that the event had taken place.

Meanwhile, we haven't see the last of the rainy weather, according to forecasters.

Met Eireann said that widespread rain and pockets of sunshine are on the cards for the days ahead. In Dublin, it will be bright and breezy today with some sunshine and scattered showers in the afternoon.

The showers will be heavy with a risk of thunder, according to the experts.

Westerly winds will be moderate to fresh and occasionally gusty, Met Eireann said.

Nationwide, temperatures are expected to remain between 15 and 19C over the coming days, but rain will continue to pour across the country.

It comes after forecasters issued a status yellow weather warning over the weekend, and there were spots of localised flooding around the country.

"It'll be much of a similar picture for the coming days. There are a few thundery showers expected on Monday, but probably not as many as Sunday," Met Eireann's Aoife Murray said.

"There will be sunny spells and scattered showers after that. It will be a bit cooler, a bit breezier, with a westerly wind for the most part.

"There will be some sunny spells around. But it'll be a bit cooler."