The 21 June-14 July 2018 absolute drought (minimum 15 consecutive days with 0.2mm of rain or less) at Dublin Airport was the joint 4th longest on record with 24 days.
The same station (plus Phoenix Park) had partial drought (minimum 29 consecutive days in which the mean daily rainfall for the period does not exceed 0.2mm) conditions for a total of 53 days from 28 May to 19 July 2018. I will look at the records for historical partial droughts to see how 2018 compares.
Met Éireann have released on an update of their preliminary report of the dry, warm weather for Summer 2018 here: https://www.met.ie/cms/assets/upload...6072018_SS.pdf
Data comes from Met Éireann.