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Ireland Travel Seasons

 

Planning your vacation to Ireland can be daunting when it comes to the perfect season for traveling because rain is a usual part of the day. The Irish will tell you that you can and will experience all four seasons -- in one day. Take into consideration the other tourists on the road, daylight hours and rain and you'll have the information to plan the right vacation for you.

Our favorite travel time was early October as there were fewer tourists and the weather seemed to hold out for those two weeks. The Gulf Stream starts to shift over toward Ireland, bringing temperate weather to the southwest, where you'll find palm trees growing in Bantry -- surprising weather for being so far north!

We now tend to travel in early June as we have a daughter in school and we've found June to be quite nice on the other end. Prices are reasonable, season flights have kicked in so we can find direct flights and there are few tourists on the road. We've really enjoyed Ireland the past few times we've traveld in June.

Ireland Travel Seasons

Low
Jan - May; Oct - Dec
Seasonal flights stopped
Accommodations less expensive
Automatic cars less expensive
Weather temperature due to Gulf Stream
Less daylight for touring
More locals in the pubs!
High
Jun & Sep
Seasonal flights begin
Accommodation pricing creeps up
Automatic cars more expensive
Weather begins to turn
Decent daylight for touring
Not many tourists on the roads
Peak
Jul - Aug
Flights are expensive
Accommodation are premium prices
All cars are at their highest rate
Weather is warmest
Most daylight for touring
Locals stay away from pubs.
Book early for high season as rates go up quickly when planes begin to fill.

Average Monthly Daylight Hours

Jan
8h 07
Feb
9h 44m
Mar
11h 48m
Apr
13h 58m
May
15h 54m
Jun
16h 55m
Jul
16h 27m
Aug
14h 46m
Sep
12h 39m
Oct
10h 29m
Nov
8h 34m
Dec
7h 35m

Minimum/Maximum Monthly Temperatures

Jan
34 / 46°F
Feb
33 / 46°F
Mar
37 / 50°F
Apr
39 / 55°F
May
43 / 59°F
Jun
48 / 64°F
Jul
52 / 68°F
Aug
52 / 66°F
Sep
48 / 57°F
Oct
43 / 50°F
Nov
39 / 46°F
Dec
37 / 55°F

Average Monthly Rainfall

Jan
2.7"
Feb
2.2"
Mar
2"
Apr
1.8"
May
2.4"
Jun
2.3"
Jul
2.8"
Aug
3"
Sep
2.9"
Oct
2.8"
Nov
2.7"
Dec
3"

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