Blue cloudless skies, glistening waters and the hot sun beating down on my inappropriate tights, boots and dress. Where the hell am I?
My weekend in Westport in Ireland was hawwwt. A quick Google weather search reveals it was pushing 23 degrees – practically tropical temperatures for a Brit like me. Whether I was buying some last-minute sunglasses in The Bargain Store, calling a taxi to save my wedding outfit from the danger of a sweaty walk or buying a cooling drink at the hotel bar all anyone could talk about was, “ah but what about the weather we’re having?” (read in a thick Irish accent for the full effect)
The normal temperature for Westport – a little town in the west of Ireland – is around 10 degrees. It seemed we’d found ourselves in a heat wave, perfect for the wedding of two of my best friends. There was a lot to pack into our weekend in Westport with our stay at the Mill Times Hotel, the wedding and catching up with my friends who’d all ventured out there, but in these 15 photos I’ve tried to capture the essence of a beautiful, fun and definitely unforgettable weekend in Westport to hopefully encourage you to check out this brilliant little pocket of Ireland.