The recent heatwave may have kept Ireland happy as a nation for a couple of weeks, but it also wreaked havoc on the native flora and fauna.
In fact, several weeks ago, a fire broke out on Bray Head in Co, Wicklow, stripping the hill of its gorse and leaving it blackened and charred - making the ever-popular Bray to Greystones walk that little bit less scenic.
However, the fire exposed the earth beneath the gorse and revealed something that hasn't been seen on Bray Head in a generation.
A large sign saying 'EIRE', dating from World War II, was spotted by the Garda helicopter over the weekend. These signs - over 80 of them in total - were carved into the ground at various points around the Irish coastline during the war, to let British and German planes know that they were flying over neutral territory.
The one on Bray Head had been overgrown and apparently forgotten about for decades, until now.
Pretty cool, all in all.
A Garda Air Support Unit crew spotted that the fire on Bray Head has revealed an “EIRE” sign dating from the Second World War.
We see these around the coastline but haven’t seen this before. pic.twitter.com/I6cwIrIori
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) August 4, 2018
Fires on Bray Head expose amazing World War 2 landmarks. The fires exposed the old Eire 8 sign,which is in reasonable condition. Photos courtesy of the Garda Air Support Unit, which is a mixed unit operated by Air Corps Pilots and Garda specialists. @gardainfo @opwireland pic.twitter.com/4vvg3HIjQv
— Irish Air Corps (@IrishAirCorps) August 4, 2018