Rain\Temp\Seasons...Ireland travel seasons, temperatures, daylight and rainfall

Ireland Rainfall Sunshine Climate

Planning your vacation to Ireland can be daunting when it comes to the perfect seasonf or traveling because rain is a usual part of the day - one reason why the island is so darn green! Take into consideration the other tourists on the road, daylight hours and rain ... you'll have the information to plan the right vacation for you.

Ireland's Peak/High Travel Season: June - August, Christmas

Of course high season encompasses the summer months and prices on everything from airfare to cars and Irish B&Bs to Irish Castle Hotels are at a premium -- topping $700 per night for one of our Deluxe Irish Castles.

Many people think that travel over Christmas is at the low-season prices but it's not and many B&Bs aren't open for the holidays therefore I try not to book new travelers during this period. If you've been to Ireland before or have traveled often to Europe then by all means let us know and we'll arrange for a nice hotel to enjoy the seasonal festivities abroad.

Book early for high season as rates go up quickly when planes begin to fill.

Ireland Shoulder Travel Season: April - May, September

Shoulder is the area between high and low, still highly popular and many tourists but prices on everything from airfare to Ireland and Irish accommodations to Ireland car rentals are lower and more attractive.

Weather is becoming increasingly warmer and clearer in the springtime, flowers are starting to bloom and Ireland is waking from winter. In the fall you'll feel the cool chill in the air, fireplaces sparked up in pubs and the locals start to relax a bit after their busy summer season.

Book early though - seasoned travelers book this season out well in advance, knowing that rates are low.

Ireland Low Travel Season: January - March, October - December

Some airlines only offer seasonal service from the U.S. but for those willing to take that extra flight will save significantly on their airfare to Ireland and up to 50% off Irish Castle Hotels. Ireland automatic car rentals are only slightly more than manual transmission, perfect for those who cannot drive stick shift.

Weather tends to be temperate as the Gulf Stream moves over to the southern coast of Ireland, bringing warmer weather than we typically have here in Philadelphia. Days are obviously shorter so you have less time to tour during the day before settling in to your Irish B&Bs and enjoying the pub nightlife.

Good values can be found at the last minute so don't book too far in advance -- maybe a month, two at most.

Ireland Average Daylight Hours : Based on Dublin, Ireland

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg Daylight 8:07 9:44 11:48 13:58 15:53 16:55 16:27 14:46 12:39 10:28 8:34 7:35

Ireland Temperatures and Rainfall : Based on Dublin Statistics

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Av/Tt
Max(°C) 8 8 10 13 15 18 20 19 17 14 10 8 13
Max(F) 46 46 50 55 59 64 68 66 63 57 50 46 55
Min(°C) 1 2 3 4 6 9 11 11 9 6 4 3 6
Min(F) 34 36 37 39 43 48 52 52 48 43 39 37 43
Rain(mm) 67 55 51 45 60 57 70 74 72 70 67 74 72
Rain(in) 2.7 2.2 2 1.8 2.4 2.3 2.8 3 2.9 2.8 2.7 3 3

Photos of Ireland's Weather - Making the Most of It