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From GAA on the beach to frequent cold showers – Irish abroad share stories of coping with heatwaves in Europe

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A firefighter battles a blazing wildfire in southwestern France. Photo SDIS 33 via AP

A firefighter battles a blazing wildfire in southwestern France. Photo SDIS 33 via AP

A firefighter battles a blazing wildfire in southwestern France. Photo SDIS 33 via AP

IRISH people living abroad have described feeling like prisoners in their own homes as the heat has become unbearable across Europe.

While Ireland faced rare scorching temperatures of 33C in places this week, such stifling heat has become the norm on Europe’s mainland as well as the south of England.


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