Dublin, Belfast, Cork … Discover Ireland through unique regions with their own identity and climate. Our advice on choosing the right travel times and destinations depending on the weather in different regions.
Ireland enjoys a marine climate, frozen by the influence of the Gulf Stream and characterized by local variations. The country’s northeast, west, and southwest have the wettest regions, while Dublin’s east has the driest. If we are nicknamed Emerald Island It offers beautiful travel experiences throughout the year, and the summer – June to September – continues to be the most favorable season with dry and sunny weather.
When is the best time to visit Ulster and Northern Ireland?
The north coast is generally mild but windy in winter and the coldest part of Ireland in summer. At Malin Head, the northernmost tip of the island, the average temperature is 6 ° C in winter and 14.5 ° C in summer. Rainfall is not very abundant, at 1,100 mm per year, but they are intermittent throughout the year. The province of Ulster offers a variety of summer landscapes, from the rugged coastline to the Strongford Loaf, the largest gateway to the British Isles, through the boundaries of the picturesque Causeway Coastal Route, lakes and the Mon Mountains. It is very popular with pedestrians and mountaineers.
When is the best time to visit Galway in the west of Ireland?
The western part of Ireland receives relatively high rainfall, especially in the mountains. Strong winds can also blow over this part of the island, which does not prevent many tourists from visiting the area in early winter to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The average temperature in Connemara, Dingle and Barren is higher than the northern and eastern coasts of Ireland. From May to September, Galway fluctuates between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius, and you can visit St. Nicholas’ Gothic Church and City Museum. This beautiful coastal town is also the hub for boating to the windswept Aranian Islands with its many forts and ruins. On the Atlantic coast, there are beautiful cliffs of mohair, 200 meters high and more than 8 kilometers long.
When is the best time to go to Dublin and Eastern Ireland?
The east coast of Ireland is much hotter and drier than the rest of the island. It rains a little more around the mountains and lakes of Wicklow, but much less than similar areas in the west. In Dublin, the average annual rainfall is 760 mm and the average summer temperature is 15 degrees Celsius. On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, the entire capital wakes up and offers travelers a party like nothing else. Summer is the perfect time to discover the beauty of Europe’s birthplace and the birthplace of many celebrities, including George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and U2’s singer Bono. Trinity College, founded by Queen Elizabeth II in 1592, is located on the south bank of the River Liffey. Stephens Green Park is surrounded by Georgian-style buildings with houses with colorful entrances. The National Museum and the National Gallery of Ireland are located near Leinster House, the seat of Parliament. Close to Dublin Castle, it’s worth a visit to the Chester Beatty Library, which collects manuscripts and rare books from Europe, Asia and North Africa. Not far from the castle is the old Protestant Christ Church and the twelfth century St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
When is the best time to visit Cork and Southern Ireland?
Thanks to the currents of the North Atlantic Ocean, the southern part of Ireland is particularly mild in summer and beyond. The average temperature in Cork, the second largest city in the country, above a flyjord, ranges from 17 to 19 degrees Celsius from June to September. You can walk through the town center, which is located on a small island between two tributaries of the Lee River and passes through St. Patrick Street, the main street in the old town. A beautiful 200 km road through the Ring of Kerry, lush green mountains, sparkling lakes and high cliffs on the Iveragh Peninsula in the south-western part of the island.
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