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The hay fever season arrived with a vengeance this summer. Many people in Ireland suffer from hay fever without knowing it. People often think that they have a cold which will not go away, but in actual fact they have hay fever. Common questions asked at Evergreen are: “What is hay fever?” “What causes it?” and “What is the difference between hay fever and a viral infection like a cold or flu?”
One in five Irish adults claim to suffer from hay fever, while more than one in four say they do not know how to alleviate their symptoms.
The Asthma Association of Ireland estimates that approximately one in 10 people in Ireland experience the discomfort of hay fever each year.
As temperatures are starting to rise, people are beginning to venture out of their winter hibernation and embrace the outdoors once again. However, if you suffer from hay fever, you are most likely dreading the stinging eyes, streaming nose, and unstoppable sneezing.
This week's spell of sunshine has led to a flurry of farmers cutting grass in anticipation of making bales of silage and hay. People may have noticed fields around Galway featuring a new bright colour in the form of a more feminine pink wrap on the round bales. If so, commend the farmer for supporting a clever new initiative called 'Wrap it Pink'.
Like most towns and cities in Ireland, Galway had a lot of fairs and markets. They were a vital part of life and the economy of the city, helping to feed the local population and provide much needed cash for farmers in the hinterland.
An estimated 600 million people suffer from hay fever and with peak pollen season looming a season when grasses, plants, and seeds release pollen into the air, the outdoor enjoyment of hay fever sufferers can be ruined.
A Westmeath farmer was delighted last Sunday when members of the Air Corps dropped in to his island home to deliver essential bales of hay to feed his animals during the cold spell.