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What is the best time of year to visit Dublin
By rairjersey on Mar 11, 2014 04:26 AM
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Best Time is to visit is May or September, and if DO like crowds, then all of Summer is good too. Summer is when the weather is not very extreme, but because so www.wholesalecheapbroncosjerseys.com many people visit during the same time, it would be better to beat the rush or wait until the rush is over. YOU BETTER LIKE RAIN.
The answer is never an easy one. Ireland is unusual in that its weather is relatively consistent year round. In other words, you're almost always guaranteed a bit of rain.
My father always used to tell me about how to tell Irish weather. He'd say,
"If you look out the window and you see the hills, it's going to rain.
"Now, if you look out the window and you don't see the hills . . . it's raining."
Having said that, there is a significant difference in temperature through Ireland's seasons. Lately, the summers have had extended bouts of sunshine and t shirt worthy afternoons. Summer is the obvious time to visit as one is least likely to find extremes of weather and one will also land during the bulk of public events and the most vigorously operating tourist activities. Unfortunately, coming during summer also means you'll be one of many. Tourist destinations are guaranteed to be crowded, prices will be higher and you're more likely in general to meet other tourists than native Irish folk. Remember, Irish people like to leave during the summer too. The height of this season is, obviously, from June to August.
Many wiser travellers tend to come during May or September. I suppose this is the wisest course of action as the weather isn't as extreme, most everything available during the rest of the year is still open and there is a significantly lower number of other tourists.
Having said that, it still rains year round here and the best part of a trip to Ireland really isn't the tourist destinations it's the interaction with local people. Take winter, for example. Irish people are in great form over the Christmas season. Pubs are wedged with festive groups and there's music almost every night. Lights are everywhere and stories are told. Sure, it's a bit cold, but the weather is never reliable here. One might say that autumn and winter are the most consistent and friendly of Irish seasons the rain rains, the cold is cold, fog comes in and Irish people's natural meteorological pessimism is delighted that there's loads to complain about. It makes for great crac in the pubs.
Spring, I think, is maybe the least popular with visitors, but I don't know that it should be. On the up side, there are almost NO tourists. On the down side, some of the destinations are closed. I wouldn't say avoid Spring, though, just check your event calendar before planning your trip.
Overall, there isn't a bad season to visit Ireland. Just check if there is a particular event or location you really want to see to be sure it will be open. Avoid the summer months unless you don't mind crowds and, if you do, plan for a May or September visit.
The Climate in Ireland is unique and is a perennial subject of conversation. There is an old saying, "You don't go to Ireland for the weather". However, the weather in Ireland can be quite pleasant. The temperature remains relatively moderate throughout the year, never getting too hot to or too cold. Temperatures typically range between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit (4 to10 Celsius) in the winter months and 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit (16 to 21 Celsius) in the summer months.
It rains a lot, and seldom snows. Accumulations are greatest in the West and least in the East and occur most frequently in the summer months. Storms can blow in from the Atlantic without notice. It can be sunny one minute and raining the next. It can be sunny, quickly shower, and once again become sunny. A few moments later, you would never know it rained at all. Often the rain does not last long and comes as soft showers or a fine mist. They often produce absolutely spectacular rainbows.
During the summer months daylight can last well into the late evening, and the nights can be described more like twilight than darkness.
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Ireland and as for the boyfriend, by planning I mean smiling and nodding as I run ideas by him as I do long hours of research hehe.
We are planning to go in September for two weeks, for many reasons. It's my birthday, it's relatively cheaper, and did I mention cheap jerseys my birthday?
Our original plan was to land in Dublin, stay there a night or two in a hostel and then rent a car and drive to Doolin where we would rent a self catering cottage or stay in a hostel for a few days. Then not sure where else to go, but that was the plan so far!
Now I'm considering staying in Ireland for THREE weeks and to spend almost a full week in Doolin at a lovely little rustic cabin I found for relatively cheap. From Doolin, we could travel to Limerick and Shannon for day trips, and spend lots of time roaming the countryside near our cottage, visit the Cliffs of Moher, Burren, etc.
Just wondering if anyone has any must see tourist spots on the west coast or anywhere else. We are probably not going to Northern Ireland, but anywhere else! We are definitely going to be visiting the Hills of Tara so I'm planning on making a whole drive of the island to end up there OR start there.
Whew I hope I haven't confused anyone.
I guess my question is what would a good route/itenerary be landing in Shannon and ending up in Dublin? OR starting in Dublin, driving around the map, and then ending back up in Dublin? Any advice on good spots to visit? (btw our budget is fairly small) Is it a bad idea to stay in such a small town for a week?