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Ireland in June: What To Wear and Pack

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  • By Oisin Feeney
  • March 29, 2022
  • Category: Ireland , Packing Lists

It’s June in Ireland and the sun is out, the days are long and the whole country is just waiting to be explored. But what should you bring? Here is our breakdown of what to wear and what to pack for Ireland in June.

June is a great month to visit because there is a huge amount of daylight at your disposal. The sun usually rises around 5 am in the morning and sets around 9 pm in the evening. That’s 16 hours of daylight to spend exploring our beautiful country!

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The weather in June can also be nice and warm (for Irish standards!) The average temperature in June ranges between 17°C/62°F – 10°C/50°F though it can get quite chilly at night time.

Now, onto the important stuff…Here is what we recommend you wear if coming to Ireland in June:

What to Wear In Ireland in June

  • Layers.  Though it is June in Ireland it can still get quite cold! Make sure you wear some light layers so you can adjust your body temperature to the setting. You want to be comfortable moving from being outside in the cold to inside in a cozy pub.
  • Shorts, t-shirt, sandals . An Irish summer is definitely colder than a lot of other countries. But when the sun shines, it can be absolutely gorgeous outside and you don’t want to be stuck wearing heavy clothes.
  • Swimwear . The temperature of the ocean is nice and warm, and there’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the Irish sea!
  • A small towel .
  • A universal adapter so you can use your electronics. Ireland uses Type G sockets, so the same as the United Kingdom but different from the rest of Europe.
  • Sunglasses . Especially if you are doing a lot of driving, sunglasses are essential.
  • Reliable hiking boots. you can go for ones with ankle support if you plan on doing a lot of hiking around Ireland or the smaller ones which are more compact.
  • Thick, insulated socks   if hiking.
  • A power bank for recharging your electronics on the go.
  • A lightweight raincoat , small umbrella or poncho . There is a very high chance that you will get caught in a rain shower in June, so it is important to be prepared.
  • A day pack to bring with you while you are out exploring the sites.
  • Some nice clothes for going out in the evenings.

What To Wear When Hiking

June is an excellent month to go hiking around Ireland as the weather should be quite nice. That being said there is a high chance of rain in Ireland in June.

So when you go hiking you should definitely prepare for a shower. To do that you will need a light raincoat, a rainproof cover for your pants, or waterproof pants and waterproof hiking shoes.

I prefer to hike in a nice pair of shorts but you need to make sure there is no chance of rain before taking the risk! It can also get very cold and windy on some of the higher peaks in Ireland so a windbreaker is necessary to have.

I always hike with a small daypack that has a bladder inside which can keep me hydrated along the way.

What to Wear in Ireland in June for Going Out 

June is a great month to visit Ireland because there will be a whole lot of events going on around the country. If the weather is nice you will find Irish people doing as much as possible to socialize and be out in the sun.

Drinking alcohol outside is illegal in Ireland but you will find most pubs have huge beer gardens to combat this. So bring a light jacket even if you don’t think you’ll need one, it can get quite chilly in the evenings.

If you end up heading out to a pub then don’t worry about dress codes. Irish people are incredibly down to earth and you will find that you can really wear whatever you want to a pub.

So if you want to pop into the pub after a huge hike that is no problem whatsoever.

If you are worried about sticking out, again this will not be a problem but one thing I’ve noticed is that American tourists tend to wear more ‘branded’ clothing, with their state, college, or favourite team on it. Irish people don’t do this as much.

If you are heading to a nightclub then you will find that Irish people like to dress up!

Men keep it pretty simple, with jeans, button-up shirts and a nice pair of shoes. Irish women tend to go all out and wear a wide variety of clothes, such as a nice pair of jeans or slacks with a cute blouse. Some women wear tight bodycon dresses or skirts. Don’t ever feel you will be overdressed in a club in Ireland.

The Temple Bar

What to Wear While Walking Around The City 

If you are visiting Ireland in June then there is a good chance you will be spending a large portion of your holiday on your feet. So it is extremely important to look after them!

If the weather is nice in June and you could definitely get away with wearing a nice pair of sandals.

Flip flops would probably not be the best though because they don’t provide ankle support. For walking around the city streets a nice pair of sneakers would also do the trick.

Dublin’s streets can sometimes be cobblestone and uneven so it is important to wear the right footwear. We would also advise against bringing rain boots/ wellies unless you plan on spending a large amount of time on a farm.

Be sure to check out our list of Free Things To Do In Dublin if you are exploring Ireland’s capital city.

The Ha'Penny Bridge in Dublin

Electronics to Pack for a Trip to Ireland in June

Having the right technology on your trip can be extremely important. If you are renting a car in Ireland you will also have the option of buying GPS for the duration of your trip but it can sometimes work out cheaper to buy data for your phone and use that instead.

Google Maps works perfectly around Ireland. Like we said before, a universal adapter is essential. If you are looking for a hairdryer, they will be available at most hotels and B&Bs.

You can also get WiFi at more pubs and restaurants so if you are using your phone then that will come in handy, just remember to turn off your data plan because you could come home to some huge charges on your phone bill.

I also never leave home without a good pair of noise-canceling headphones, they are great for noisy flights. I’ve been using Lindy BNX 60 headphones for two years now, they are the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market that are under $100.

If photography is your thing then there are a number of useful things to bring over to Ireland. I personally use a Canon 80d and have never had trouble with that. Gorrillapods make great tripods as they are small and compact.

I also shoot a lot of drone photography with my DJI Mavic — the scenery in Ireland is too beautiful not to drone!  The Mavic is small and extremely compact.

If you are flying a drone in Ireland, make sure to familiarise yourself with the local regulations which change every year. You should also bring your drone and batteries in carry-on and NOT in the cargo hold of the plane.

If you plan on surfing, biking or taking part in any other extreme sports in Ireland then a GoPro would also be a great addition. The stabilization on the GoPro is hard to beat.

Now You Know What to Pack for Ireland in June

Don’t worry if you don’t bring every single thing that you need on a trip to Ireland in June. Ireland has plenty of shops so if you forget anything you can easily pop into a shop and grab what you need.

Pennys is a great chain of shops where you can pick up a whole wardrobe for next to nothing.

So that’s all from us if you think we’ve left anything out, let us know in the comments and we will make sure to add it to the article. Whatever you do, make sure you have the experience of a lifetime during Your Irish Adventure.

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Oisin feeney.

Oisin is a journalist and award-winning photographer. Published in,, Derry Journal and Currently working as a tour guide in Ireland, Italy, France and Iceland, Oisin is an expert on Ireland.


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Packing for a trip is always a challenge, no matter the destination or duration. Packing for Ireland can be especially tricky because, as they say, if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. So what to wear in Ireland in June? Regardless of the season, you probably won’t need silk blouses or beautiful heels.

During our trip to Ireland in June, we caught the tail end of a “heat wave” (though still much cooler than Los Angeles) but we knew there would still be chilly days and patches of rain. Read on for my suggestions on what to pack for Ireland in June.

My challenges of summer packing for Ireland:

  • Multiple weather possibilities
  • (Almost) everything in one medium-sized packing cube since we like to pack light
  • Enough variety not to be bored after two weeks
  • Try to look somewhat put-together
  • Appropriate for carrying kids potentially covered in mud and/or peanut butter

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My strategy was to create a travel capsule wardrobe for the trip, mostly from items that I already owned. If you haven’t heard of a capsule wardrobe, the basic concept is to come up with a limited set of clothes, shoes and accessories that all mix and match to create a wide variety of outfits ( check out the full travel capsule wardrobe how-to ). Sounds simple enough!

Usually you’d choose some neutrals, one or two complementary accent colors and throw in a pattern or two. Based on the suggestion of the fine ladies over at TheMomEdit when I asked about packing for Ireland in June, I chose neutrals in black, white, gray and light blue with pops of color in peach/blush. Some of the styles they suggested are a little edgier or funkier than I tend to dress, so I made it my own. I also went completely practical on the shoe front out of necessity – tromping in fields combined with sensitive feet, so no heels for me on vacation.

The best advice for what to wear in Ireland in June (or any other month, for that matter)? Make sure you plan for layers. The weather can turn on a dime and you’ll want to be prepared. We started one day basking in the sun at the beach and ended the very same day in a torrential downpour.

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I’ll be honest: this was the first trip on which I felt like I packed well . Everything worked together, so I never ran into the issue of one clean shirt and one clean pair of pants but they couldn’t be worn at the same time. It was also an opportunity to dust off a few things that hadn’t gotten enough love recently. Here’s my Ireland packing list for June:

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What to pack for Ireland in summer

-6 tops (short sleeve white tee, short sleeve blue tee, long sleeve breton stripe tee, chambray, peach plaid, gray/white stripe dolman)

-2 light sweaters (light blue knit pullover hoodie, gray cardigan) -4 pants (dark blue skinnies, gray skinnies, black ankle zip ponte leggings, black Athleta pants )

-1 skirt (black/white stripe midi), 1 black dress -2 shoes ( black TOMS Avalon are my fave to pair with a black dress, skirt or jeans; I brought gray/turquoise Saucony Jazz – in retrospect, I should have swapped out the laces for gray or white and I now prefer my Saucony Bullets anyway)

-2 bags (tan faux-leather backpack, blush cross-body) Check out other great travel day packs for women here -2 necklaces (ivory Kendra Scott Rayne pendant , short mint statement necklace) and gray wrap bracelet

-2 jackets ( Stitch Fix olive anorak, yellow packable rain anorak ) -1 scarf (peach stripe) -2 bras (I should have brought a third) -5 underwear -3 pairs of socks

My only new purchases were the yellow anorak (since I didn’t own a rain jacket) and the peach scarf, clocking in under $30 combined from Target. I only wore the dress once given the weather, so I could have left that at home. I wore everything else several times. To save space when packing, I folded up the anorak inside the cross-body purse. Everything else was on my body or inside a medium packing cube . Score! I might have been able to bring a little less, but I tried to avoid washing jeans since euro dryers are super harsh and they take too long to line dry.

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I used the Stylebook app to help me put outfits together and keep track of everything.

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The card includes 10 GB of data, 1000 texts and 120 minutes of talk time – plenty for a few weeks of travel. By default the card is active for two weeks, but if you plan to be in Europe longer you can just register it online and even purchase top ups! Unlike some cheaper Europe SIM cards, Orange even allows tethering – so you can potentially purchase just one card for your group and then share the pool of data. Check prices here.

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Ireland power adapter

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After bringing tons of them with us for years, we’ve come up with a better strategy! These days we have this high-quality global power adapter . It accepts plugs from anywhere and converts them to plugs for any destination. To meet modern needs, it has two USB-A plugs and three USB-C plugs in addition to a traditional three-prong outlet. It’s even my daily power adapter at home since it can simultaneously charge two phones, two smart watches, my extra USB power pack and my laptop! I can’t recommend it enough.

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By the same token, we always find that our phones are running low on battery after a full day of Waze, TripAdvisor, photography and more. We love this compact external battery pack because it plugs directly into our phones – no cables necessary! We always make sure to bring at least one with us (note: most airlines now require battery packs to be in your carry-on luggage, not your checked bag).

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14 thoughts on “summer travel capsule wardrobe: what to pack for ireland in june”.

I like to travel light… I pretty much already do this just pick items that can mix and match well. Packing for varing weathers are the worst! And I do try to balance comfort and style. Im not going to lie, comfort usually wins out!

I love this!! We also pack light, I find it almost addicting…once I start I always feel like I should be able to cut it back even more next time. I also love your yellow jacket…score!

I’m such a dork- I love packing posts! Do the jackets layer nicely together? That’s the one thing I always struggle with…

I never had a need to layer them because the weather was overall quite nice, but I think it would be a tight fit. When it was chilly AND rainy I wore a long sleeved tee, the blue pullover and the raincoat.

Wow! Ireland looks like a blast! Can’t wait for next trip!

I always try to travel lightly, but end up bringing the whole closet! Also, I LOVE the idea of this post! I don’t see many travel posts about what clothing to pack! Brilliant!

I love Ireland, but that pretty raincoat is a must! 😉

I love the idea of the Stylebook app, think I will have to try that!

This is so helpful! Does it rain very often during the summer in Ireland?

It really depends! We visited in June 2016 and we had basically two partial days of rain. Some family members visited in June 2017 and had buckets of rain. I was on the fence about bringing my rain boots, and if we went again I’d check the forecast a day or two in advance to decide.

I love the wardrobe capsule idea! How many days was this trip? I’m traveling to Ireland for 2 weeks, and the first week is for work and I have to dress up a little for a conference. The following week I’m doing outdoor fieldwork and recreation. I feel like I need to pack two capsules. I’m planning to bring a checked bag and a carry-on, and my work stuff in a shoulder-bag or small backpack. I have to wear a blazer, business casual clothes the first week, then tromp around in wetlands in rubber boots the next.

Hi Fen! Thanks for your comment. We were there for two weeks, and obviously this skews more casual. You’ll definitely need to bring a range of clothes for that kind of trip. I’d say not to underestimate the power of a nice looking, fitted black t-shirt and a bold necklace that you can pair either with a blazer or wear with jeans for the second half of your trip.

What kind of conference are you attending? In a prior, prior life I was in earth and planetary science so I had a few dirt-in-the-nails types of trips.

This was really helpful…I’m going with my son and his choir…they are doing a 10 day choral tour. We will be going into a lot of Catholic Churches, because the boys will be singing. Should I bring a scarf for covering my head? (I’m not catholic but I want to be respectful)

Glad it was helpful! I’ve never needed a head covering when visiting churches, I think the practice isn’t very common these days 🙂

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The Best Time to Visit Ireland (Pros + Cons of Each Month)

By Author Keith O'Hara

Posted on Last updated: April 26, 2024

The Best Time to Visit Ireland (Pros + Cons of Each Month)

There is no single best time of year to visit Ireland, and I’m saying that having lived here for 35 years.

‘Best’ is dependant on  you . For example , if you want to visit when the weather in Ireland is likely to be good. ‘Best’ will be summer.

Below, you’ll find the pros and cons for each month to help you decide the best time to visit Ireland based on your likes and dislikes .

But first, a quick overview:

  • Summer (Jun, Jul + Aug): Warmest months. Crowd/flight prices are at peak
  • Winter (Dec, Jan + Feb): Coldest months. Crowd/flight prices are lower
  • Autumn (Sept, Oct + Nov): Days long in Sept + Oct. Short + wintery in Nov
  • Spring (Mar, Apr + May): Tends to be rainy in Mar + Apr. Summery in May

The best time to visit Ireland

best time of year to visit ireland

If you take 20 seconds to look at the illustration above, you’ll get a quick insight into the months in Ireland and what to expect from each.

Below, you’ll find an overview of each month with info on average temperatures, festivals, what to wear in Ireland during that month along with  travel tips for Ireland .

january in Ireland

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Ireland in January can be very hit and miss. The average temperature in January is 7°C/44.6°F with average lows of 3°C/37.4°F.

January is the best month to visit Ireland if you are working with a tight budget and you are willing to take a gamble with the weather.

  • Prices : If you’re visiting Ireland on a budget , flights and accommodation are cheaper
  • Crowds : The popular attractions in Ireland will be quieter, as this is off-season


  • The weather : The days tend to be cold, wet, and windy
  • Daylight : The sun rises from 08:29 and sets from 16:38
  • Closed attractions : Some seasonal attractions will be closed

february in Ireland

Visiting Ireland in February can also be risky weather wise, with average highs of 8°C/46.4°F and average lows of 2°C/35.6°F.

Spring is still far from the horizon and the days are short and chilly. In the past, we’ve had heavy snow fall, flooding and stormy weather in February.

February is the best time of year to go to Ireland if you have a limited budget and you aren’t too phased by potentially poor weather conditions.

  • Prices : February is off-season in Ireland, so flights and accommodation are cheaper
  • Crowds : Ireland’s usually busy attractions will be quieter (the Guinness Storehouse and Giants Causeway will always draw crowds, though)
  • Weather : Similar to January – cold, wet and windy
  • Daylight : The sun rises at 07:40 and sets at 17:37
  • Seasonal attractions : Some seasonal attractions will remain closed

march in Ireland

Many people want to visit Ireland in March to attend a St. Patrick’s Day festival or to soak up the buzz surrounding March 17th.

March marks the arrival of spring in Ireland. In years past, we’ve had heatwaves in March and stormy weather. 

March is the best time to go to Ireland if you have a sizable budget and want to experience St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Spring has sprung, the days are longer and the weather isn’t as cold as the previous months.

  • Weather : March marks the start of spring. There are average highs of 10°C/50°F and average lows of 4°C/39.2°F
  • Long ish days : The sun rises at 07:12 and sets at 18:17
  • Prices : The period around March 17th sees prices skyrocket. The end of the month (Easter) can be pricey, also
  • Weather : The weather can be very changeable. Over the last five years, we’ve had snow storms, heavy rainfall and scorching weather
  • St. Patrick’s Day crowds : Crowds are at their peak (it’s for this reason that, for many, March won’t be the best time to visit Dublin )

April in Ireland

in April, the weather has picked up, the days are longer and there are average highs of 13°C/55°F and average lows of 4°C/39.2°F.

The only issue with April, aside for the potential for bad weather, is that schools get two weeks off, which results in a shortage of accommodation in some places.

April is best time of year to visit Ireland if you’re working within a budget (after Easter) but want plenty of daylight hours to explore the island.

  • Flights : The cost of a trip to Ireland is much less in April, thanks to lower flight prices
  • Long days : The sun rises at 06:23 and sets at 20:00
  • Weather : The weather can to be nice and mild
  • Easter holidays : Schools get 2 weeks off around Easter, which can drive up the cost of accommodation
  • Weather : The weather  can  also be terrible (see our April weather guide )

May in Ireland

Along with September and October, May is the best time to visit Ireland. This is the shoulder season and the weather is mild, the days are long and both prices and tourist numbers are yet to skyrocket.

I.e. the weather is mild, the days are nice and long and we’ve haven’t yet reached the summer holidays, so places aren’t too busy (see our guide to Ireland in May for more).

  • Weather : The weather in May can  be good, with mean temperatures ranging between 9.0°C/48.2°F and 13.0°C/55.4°F
  • Long days : The sun rises at 05:17 and sets at 21:26
  • Summer buzz : Long, mild days and the incoming summer tends to bring a lively atmosphere to many towns and villages
  • Festivals : This is when they really start kicking off (see our Irish festivals calendar)
  • Weather : Yep – it’s a pro and  a con – the weather in May can also be awful (it was last year!)
  • Prices : Accommodation and flights will be near peak level price-wise
  • Crowds : Better weather and long days means more people tourists

Ireland in June

June in Ireland marks the arrival of summer, bringing with it warm and often dry weather and average highs of 18°C/64.4°F and lows of 11.6°C/52.88°F.

This is peak season in every sense – tourist numbers jump as do the price of flights and hotels.

June is regarded as the best time to travel to Ireland by many visiting tourists as the weather tends to be good, temperatures are mild and there’s plenty of daylight hours.

  • Weather : Weather tends to be dry and warm with highs of 18°C/64.4°F and lows of 11.6°C/52.88°F
  • Long days : The sun rises at 05:03 and sets at 21:42
  • Festivals : Numerous music festivals in Ireland  take place during June
  • Prices : Demand is at its highest, so you can expect to spend more for flights and hotels
  • Crowds : As June is peak season in Ireland, expect places to be more crowded

July in Ireland

July is the best time to go to Ireland if you’re looking for good weather. Although it’s not guaranteed, it’s more likely to be fine in July than during many other months.

Personally, I head away for one week in Ireland every mid-July and, for the most part, we always get decent weather (see our guide to Ireland in July for more info).

  • Weather : We get average highs of 19°C/66.2°F and lows of 12°C/53.6°F
  • Long days : The sun rises at 05:01 and sets at 21:56
  • Summer buzz : Long, balmy days tend to bring tourists and a lively atmosphere to many towns, villages and cities
  • Prices : Summer is peak season, so you’ll be paying more for hotels, B&Bs and Airbnbs
  • Crowds : As the schools are out for the summer, expect more crowds travelling around the island, especially to the likes of Killarney and the Dingle Peninsula

August in Ireland

August boasts long days, warm weather and plenty to see and do (see our counties hub for endless places to visit).

As was the case with July, there’s several pros and cons for visiting Ireland in August , many of which revolve around the demand for accommodation and crowds.

August is the best time to go to Ireland if peak prices and crowds don’t bother you. The trade off is mild weather, long days and a busy festival calendar.

  • Weather : It’s usually good with highs of 18°C/64.4°F and lows of 11°C/51.8°F
  • Long days : You’ll have 16 lovely hours of daylight to wander
  • Summer buzz : Again, the summer months bring a buzzy atmosphere to many towns
  • Prices : Yep – prices are still at peak levels
  • Crowds : The likes of the Dingle Peninsula , the Inishowen Peninsula , the Ring of Kerry and other tourist hot-spots will be very busy

September in Ireland

Ireland in September is when the shift from a busy summer season takes place. Tourist numbers drop and the kids go back to school.

This is Ireland’s shoulder season (the season between peak season and the off season) and it’s a great time to explore.

September, along with May and October, is the best time to visit Ireland as prices drop, the days are long, the weather is mild and there’s less crowds.

  • Crowds : As kids have gone back to school, there’s less crowds
  • The weather : The average high temperature tends to hover between 13°C/55.4°F and 16°C/60.8°F
  • Flights : Flights should be a little cheaper as this is the shoulder season
  • Long days : The days are starting to shorten, but the sun still rises early at 06:33 and sets at 20:15
  • Weather : Yep, a pro and a con. The weather, as always, is unpredictable. With that being said, we’ve had some great Septembers recently

October in Ireland

October in Ireland is Autumn and you’ll find many places blanketed in orange leaves and the weather is cool and crisp.

Ireland experiences average highs of 13°C/55°F and average lows of 6°C/42°F during October

October, along with May and September, is the best time to go to Ireland thanks to lower flight and hotel prices, relatively long days and its often dry days with cool temperatures.

  • Weather: We often get Octobers that are sunny, crisp and dry
  • Crowds: Ireland’s usually busy attractions will be less crowded as we’re no longer in peak-season
  • Prices: Accommodation in the more off-the-beaten-track locations will be cheaper (you won’t notice a huge difference in the hot-spots)
  • Prices: You should find that flights are cheaper than in peak-season
  • Shorter days : By mid-October, the sun won’t rise until 08:00 and it sets at 18:40
  • Weather : The weather in Ireland in October is unpredictable (see our October weather guide )
  • Mid-term : Schools break in Ireland at Halloween for a week and hotel prices jump

Ireland in November

Visiting Ireland in November comes with its pros and cons. On the plus side, many towns and villages come alive with Christmas markets from mid-month.

On the con side, it’s winter , so the weather can be all over the place. November tends to be cool and crisp with an average temperature in Ireland in November between 12°C/53.6°F and 9.5°C/49.1°F.

November is the best time to travel to Ireland for a city break. Many cities (Galway, Dublin, Cork and Belfast) holding Christmas markets.

  • Crowds : You’ll encounter fewer crowds at the usually busy attractions (although places with Christmas markets will be busy)
  • Prices : Accommodation in the more off-the-beaten-track towns in Ireland will be more affordable
  • Flights : Should be cheaper as we’ll be in the depths of the off-season
  • Short days : The sun doesn’t rise until 07:23 and it sets early at 16:53
  • Seasonal attractions : Some seasonal attractions in Ireland’s quieter villages in towns will be closed
  • Weather : The weather could  be wintery. We’ve had mild, stormy and freezing cold Novembers in the past few years

ireland in December

December marks the arrival of Christmas in Ireland and you’ll find most towns and villages alight with fairy lights.

The average temperature for Ireland in December tends to be similar to November, coming in at around 5°C/41°F, but this can vary.

December is the best time to visit Ireland if you’re happy to chance the weather and you want to experience Christmas markets, cosy pubs with big open fires and less crowds.

  • Festive buzz : Most towns and villages in Ireland will be decked out in Christmas lights
  • Crowds : You’ll encounter fewer crowds at the usually busy attractions
  • Prices : Accommodation in the more off-the-beaten-track towns and villages will be cheaper
  • Flights : Flights can be pricey with people flying home for Christmas
  • Short days : Sun rises at 08:16 and sets around 16:10
  • Weather : The weather in December has been mild for several years, but there’s also a good chance of rain and strong winds

The best time to go to Ireland climate wise

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For most, the best months to visit Ireland will be the ones where the weather is at its best. For those planning a trip to Ireland on a budget, it’ll likely be the off-season months.

Below, I’ll give you an overview of the climate in Ireland by month in some of the tourist hot-spots, like Killarney. This data comes from Met Eireann , the Irish Meteorological Service.

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Summer (June, July and August)

Autumn (september, october and november), winter (december, january and february), spring (march, april and may).

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Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 35 years and has spent most of the last 10 creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries . Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.

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Monday 8th of March 2021

Hi! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful tips! My husband and I are planning to bring our adult daughters (24 and 29) to visit at the end is September. We are very excited! Should we stay in Dublin and then take our guided tours from there? We will have 9-10 days. Thank you! Janine

Thursday 27th of February 2020

We just booked a trip to southern Ireland for November. I am very excited. Can you recommend some must do's while we are there?

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

If you hop into our guide to the counties of Ireland you'll find heaps of things to do!

Thursday 30th of January 2020

Hi Keith Thankyou for the great read. My daughter and I are wanting to travel to Ireland for Xmas from Australia. As it will be cold n rainy which doesn’t really bother us, but worried we mighten get to see a lot of attractions would many be closed? Cheers Toni ?

Saturday 1st of February 2020

If you pop in the name of the attraction into Google and visit the official site you should get an idea of whether or not they'll be open or close when you're visiting.

Everywhere will be closed on Christmas Day with many places also staying closed on December 26th, but that can change from attraction to attraction.

Ireland In June: Weather, Things To See And Travel Tips

Categories Clare , Cork , Galway , Kerry , Limerick , Sligo , Travel Guides

Ireland in June is a good idea. With less rain and wind, you will be rewarded with better weather but with less crowd than July or August which are both the summer peak months.

So if you are planning to visit Ireland in June, here’s our travel guide for enjoying Ireland in summer.

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Is June a good time to go to Ireland?

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June is one of the best months to travel to Ireland. Because it’s the start of the summer season, the weather is better and more attractions are open. June is also considered the driest month in the south of the country. So if you are looking to do more outdoorsy stuff, June is one of the best months to visit Ireland.

What is the weather in Ireland in June?

The climate of Ireland is influenced mainly by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, Ireland doesn’t experience the same extreme temperatures that other countries have from the same latitudes.

As the summer begins, Ireland in June will have an average of 14°C(56°F) to 17°C (63°F) temperature.

The average precipitation in June is 8-21 days with up to 70 mm of rain depending on the city. So make sure to always prepare for rain just in case.

The average hourly wind speed in June remains constant all throughout the month with an average of from .02 miles per hour to 11 miles per hour.

Days are longer for Ireland in June. Sunrise will start at around 5 AM and set at around 9:30 PM. It gets longer towards the end of the month so that means extra hours for activities and sightseeing.

June marks the beginning of the Summer season in Ireland. It is expected to be warmer than the previous months but rain and wind are expected to be around the corner too. Be sure to come prepared by having these items on your packing list.

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Leggings – Finally, a month where you can wear a light piece of clothing. If you hate wearing jeans, a pair of leggings is a perfect addition to your list. Also, it won’t take too much space in your bag too! Be sure to consider these stretchy and opaque leggings on your next trip.

Pencil Mini-Skirt – A pencil mini-skirt can be a very versatile piece of clothing and it is perfect for Ireland summer. If a slight chill makes you uncomfortable, you can pair it up with leggings. Otherwise, feel free to flaunt those gorgeous legs. This Bohemian floral skirt is a cute OOTD statement for the ‘gram. If you’re more into a bolder look, check out this zip-up pencil skirt in Amazon .

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Knee-length skirt – Here’s another option if you don’t want to wear leggings but also can’t stand the summer chill. A knee-length skirt like this one is a good find. You’ll be chic and fab once you pair it with a cute summer top.

Jeans – If you just want to be plain casual, a pair of jeans is your best friend. Be more trendy with a pair of denim ripped jeans like this one . For men, this pair of distressed jeans is a good find.

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Cardigan – Long or short, wearing a cardigan in summer makes you look fashionable yet comfortable.

Flats – You can wear cute flats in summer if you don’t want your feet to be too exposed.

Ashford Castle County Mayo

Although there are a lot of accommodations in Ireland that will fit any traveler’s budget, nothing beats the experience of staying in castle hotels in Ireland. So here are some of the affordable castle hotels that you can stay at in Ireland for the month of June. 

Cabra Castle Hotel still has the 18th-century castle vibes but with the modern touch from its amenities. A 4-star castle hotel in Cavan situated in a quiet neighborhood in Kingscourt, Cabra Castle Hotel is a mix and match of royalty and modern luxury. Rates start at $162. To book, click here.

A Gothic castle dated from 1209, Kinnitty Castle Hotel is located at the foot of Slieve Bloom Mountains. If you want the unique experience that comes with this castle, better check it out before it’s too late. Also, the rates start at only $110 a night. To book, click here.

What to do in Ireland in June?

Because of better weather and longer days, you will be able to do more stuff when you visit Ireland in June.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs Of Moher, Image by Christine Rogador

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located in County Clare , Ireland. It is one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights and one of the most visited attractions in Ireland with 1.5 million visitors annually.

Standing 702ft above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a good day, you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

Opening Hours

8 am to 7 pm although, during winter, the cliffs are closed by 5 pm.

Admission Fee

Adults €6

Students €4

Senior Citizens €4

Children under 16

Free Group rates available on request

Contact Information

Location: Lislorkan North, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland

Phone: [email protected]

Email: +353 65 708 6145

Buy your ticket online here.

Knowth Brú na Bóinne

Brú na Bóinne or Palace of the Boyne is valley tombs located near River Boyne, 8 km west of Drogheda . It contains one of the most important prehistoric landscapes in the world dating back from the Neolithic period. Brú na Bóinne is famous for its Megalithic passage tombs called Knowth, Newgrange, and Dowth.

Archaeologists classified Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth as passage tombs, however, these tombs are now recognized to be much more than passage tombs.  Ancient Temple is a more fitting classification, which is a place of astrological, spiritual, religious, and ceremonial importance.

If you are in the area, this is one of the best places to visit in Drogheda, Ireland .

February  – April: Daily 09.30 – 17.30

May: Daily 09.00 – 18.30

June – Mid September : Daily 09.00 – 19.00

Mid – End September: Daily 09.00 – 18.30

October : Daily 09.30 – 17.30

November – January : Daily 09.00 – 17.00

For the Exhibition and Newgrange and Knowth:

Adult: €13.00 Sen/Group: €10.00 Child/Student: €8.00 Family: €30.00

Location: Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, Donore, Meath

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +353 41 9880300

For more information about Brú na Bóinne, click here .

Lahinch Beach is a sandy, crescent-shaped Blue Flag beach in the town of Lahinch in County Clare . It is located in Liscannor Bay and faces the Atlantic Ocean which gives the beach its famous swells.

The beach is a popular kayaking, kite surfing, and surfing spot in the country . It is also near Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, making it an ideal side trip for those visiting these famous Irish attractions. It is also one of the most convenient day trips from Galway .

Address: Lahinch Beach, Lahinch, Clare , Republic of Ireland

Email: [email protected]

kylemore abbey castle

Kylemore Castle was built by Mitchell Henry, a wealthy doctor from England, as a gift to his wife Margaret in 1871. It was sold to the Duke and Duchess of Manchester in 1903 and was then purchased by the Irish Benedictine nuns in 1920.

Kylemore Abbey , a Benedictine monastery was then founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara . Since the 1970s, the estate has been opened to the public.

Nestled at the base of Druchruach Mountain and along the shore of Lough Pollacappul in Connemara , the Abbey is one of the most iconic attractions in Galway, Ireland . It is also one of the most beautiful castles in Ireland . And no visit to Ireland is complete without spending a half-day to the castle ground.

9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The last admission is at 4 pm.

€13 for adult, €9 for a student, €10 for senior, and €26.00 for a family of 4.

Location:  Kylemore Abbey, Pollacappul, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Shop Street Galway

Shop Street Galway , Image by Christine Rogador

Galway City and nothing else comes to mind if we speak about Ireland’s top destination for arts, music, and urban culture. This city on the west coast of Ireland never fails to exceed expectations- from its medieval walls down to the breathtaking view of the River Corrib .

So whether you’re coming over for a quick visit or longer, there’s just so much to enjoy in this harbor city.

Dingle in Ireland is a small port town in Dingle Peninsula, about 4 hours away from Dublin . It is one of the scenic stops in Ring of Kerry along with Kenmare and Killarney .

Dingle is known for its rugged scenery, trails, and sandy beaches so it’s one of the best places to do a road trip in Ireland.

king john's castle limerick

King John’s Castle is a 13th-century castle located on King’s Island in Limerick and next to the River Shannon. The castle overlooks the river and the panoramic view of Limerick City .

The stunning new exhibition brings to life over 800 years of King John’s Castle and Limerick City’s dramatic history all through Touch-screen technology which will connect visitors to tales of siege and warfare.

And if you are staying in neighboring cities, it is one of the best day trips that you can do from Dublin , Cork or Galway .

09.30 am – 5 pm

€10 for adult, €5 for children and €22 for family (2 adults + 2 children)

Address: Nicholas St, Limerick, Ireland


Benbulben is the Table Mountain of Ireland. This large rock formation was formed by moving glaciers during Ice Age.

The mountain is part of the Dartry Mountains in an area known as Yeats Country – a name after the famous writer and poet W.B. Yeats. The Benbulben offers the best view of Sligo town and it’s an easy trail to hike.

It is only 15-20 minutes away from the town center and although a popular attraction in Sligo town, it is not touristy. Along the trail are rolling hills and beautiful landscapes of forest, bogs, and plants.

cobh ireland

Cobh was developed as a Victorian spa retreat in the mid-19th century and became Ireland’s most important port for trans-Atlantic travel.

If you would like to create some memories that will last a lifetime, take the plunge and visit Cobh . It is a captivating town that will hold you in its spell long after you’ve left.

Aran Islands

Aran Islands are a group of rocky islands located in Galway Bay. The islands include Inishmore ( Inis Mór – the largest island) , Inishmaan ( Inis Meáin – the second largest) , and Inisheer ( Inis Oírr – the smallest) .

On the islands, you can explore ancient stone forts and churches, awesome cliffs, and flora and fauna.

The islands are considered the soul of Gaelic culture and it’s considered one of the top island destinations by National Geographic.

1. As it can be windy, make sure to be careful when visiting the cliffs and the islands. The cliffs can be dangerous during the windy season so always walk with caution around the area especially if there’s no barrier on the edge.

2. Although June is the driest month in some areas in Ireland, make sure to prepare for rain as the weather in Ireland can be fickle. Here’s our complete guide for a packing list on Ireland for all season to help you plan your next trip to Ireland.

3. Always layer up. It might be warm one moment but it can get really cold especially at night.

4. Check out this list for more travel tips for Ireland for first-time visitors. 

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Ireland in June – All You Need to Know About Visting

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Explore Ireland in June! Enjoy mild weather and rich culture in its emerald landscapes and bustling cities. Remember to pack for unpredictable weather and get ready for the lively peak season’s energy, higher prices, and vibrant crowds.

Things to Know When Visiting Ireland in June

  • June in Ireland is characterized by long daylight hours and relatively mild temperatures , ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
  • Packing for Ireland’s climate means including layers, waterproof clothing, and comfortable footwear to adapt to the unpredictable weather.
  • Tourist traffic picks up in June, so expect higher accommodation costs and more crowds at popular attractions ; booking in advance can help manage this.
  • The month is filled with events, including the Bloomsday Festival and the Cork Midsummer Festival , offering unique experiences of Irish culture and arts.

1. Embracing Ireland’s June Climate

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In June, Ireland enjoys a temperate maritime climate, which brings weather in June that is generally mild with an increased chance of sunny days. Temperature averages range from lows of 10°C (50°F) to highs of around 18°C (64°F), but it’s not uncommon for temperatures to occasionally soar above 20°C (68°F) during heatwaves.

Although the rain expectancy remains, with occasional showers possible throughout the month, there’s significantly less rainfall compared to other periods. Tourists can capitalize on the up to 18 hours of daylight by planning outdoor adventures or evening strolls in Ireland’s scenic landscapes.

  • Average high temperatures hover around 18°C (64°F), creating a pleasant environment for exploring.
  • Despite a reputation for precipitation, June often presents lower rain expectancy , though carrying an umbrella is advisable.
  • The extended daylight hours provide ample opportunity to experience Ireland’s natural beauty and bustling city life.

2. Preparing Your Travel Wardrobe

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When packing for Ireland in June, the key is to prepare for versatility due to the country’s unpredictable weather. Emphasizing the need for layers can never be overstated; a typical day might start cool and damp, turn warm and sunny, and then revert to chillier temperatures by evening.

For those planning to traverse city streets and rural landscapes, selecting the best footwear is crucial; sturdy, waterproof shoes are essential for those countryside hikes, while comfortable, breathable walking shoes are perfect for city exploration.

  • Include a mix of short and long-sleeved shirts, a sweater or fleece , and a lightweight waterproof jacket for layering.
  • The best footwear consists of waterproof hiking boots for rural adventures and comfortable walking shoes for city tours.
  • Don’t forget accessories like a hat and sunglasses for sunny days, and perhaps a compact travel umbrella for unexpected showers.

3. Navigating Crowds and Costs

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June marks the start of Ireland’s tourism peak season , with visitors flocking to its shores to take advantage of the relatively favorable weather and vibrant cultural scene. With the increased demand, flight and accommodation prices tend to rise, so savvy planning can make all the difference in managing both the crowds and costs.

To blend cost-efficiency with a fulfilling travel experience, visitors should consider booking well in advance, exploring off-peak hours for popular sights, and staying in less touristy areas.

  • Anticipate higher flight and accommodation prices ; book early to secure the best rates and availability.
  • Visit high-demand attractions early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid peak crowds .
  • Look for accommodations outside of major tourist hubs to find better deals, and consider using public transport, which is typically less expensive.

4. Top Events and Activities in June

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June in Ireland is a time for celebration, punctuated by the Midsummer Solstice Festival and a multitude of other cultural events. This period offers something for every type of traveler, whether they’re drawn to the spectacle of festivals, the serenity of nature, or the charm of Ireland’s historical sites.

From the longest day of the year festivities to arts and music events, the country’s vibrant culture is on full display, while the welcoming climate encourages a host of outdoor activities.

  • Experience the magic of the Midsummer Solstice Festival , with its unique blend of ancient traditions and modern celebrations.
  • Explore local customs and enjoy artistic performances at various festivals throughout the country.
  • Ireland’s June weather is perfect for hiking, cycling, and golfing , among other things to do in the great outdoors.

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Ireland in June: Weather, Cost, Things To Do & Travel Tips

Ireland in June

Thinking about visiting Ireland in June? As an Irishman, I am going to give you my honest opinion on why I reckon June is a good month to visit Ireland. But it’s not all roses either. Let’s take a closer look.

After having looked at visiting Ireland in May , we came to the conclusion that this is an excellent time to visit. The days are long, the weather is (generally speaking!) stable and you don’t have to deal with masses of tourists at all the main attractions.

I guess you are thinking , ‘Well, shouldn’t June be an even better time to visit?’. The days are even longer and the weather warmer? Possibly…but there are 2 main issues that come to mind when visiting in June: cost and crowds.

We’ll get on to those a little later but let’s briefly look over the main things you must consider before visiting the Emerald Isle in June.

Things to Consider before Visiting Ireland in June

The weather.

The weather in Ireland in June can be best described as mild to warm with lower than average rainfall countrywide.

According to Ireland’s official meteorological agency, Met Eireann, the mean temperature for June ranges from  12.3 °C (54.1 °F) to 15.7 °C (60.3 °F)

Remember, this is the mean , so real life high temperatures may be significantly higher. For example the years of 2022 and 2023 saw Ireland basking in almost heatwave conditions in June, with temperatures up near 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit)

Daylight Hours

Ireland in June

Because of its northerly location at a latitude of   33° 00′ N , Ireland welcomes incredibly long days in mid summer. Expect around 17 hours of brightness, which leaves you with endless time to explore the majestic landscape. The further west you go, the longer the days.

The Price of Accommodation/Flights

The current inflated prices worldwide coupled with June being one of the busier months means Ireland is expensive to visit in June. Flight prices as well as accommodation will be noticeably more expensive than the previous months of April and May.

Attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse and the Cliffs of Moher will attract a certain number of tourists all year. June however will see far larger crowds in these well known places, so booking in advance is key.

You’ll find the major centres of Dublin and Galway will be buzzing in June, especially if the weather is fine. Parks and other outdoor areas are enjoyed to the max during a spell of fine weather in Ireland. And why not? Isn’t it wet and bleak for long enough in the in winter!

So expect lots of people in the cities, but the further west you go, the lesser the crowds and the more beautiful the scenery…

What’s on in Ireland in June

Ireland in June

In Ireland, June typically offers a variety of events and activities across the country, especially considering the milder weather and longer daylight hours. Some popular events and attractions in June include:

  • Bloomsday Celebrations : June 16th marks Bloomsday, a celebration of James Joyce’s famous novel “Ulysses,” set in Dublin. Festivities often include readings, performances, and re-enactments related to the book.
  • Music Festivals : Ireland hosts numerous music festivals throughout June, catering to various tastes from traditional Irish music to rock, pop, and electronic genres. Examples include the Body & Soul Festival and the Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival in Bundoran and one of my very favourite Irish festivals, The Rory Gallagher International Festival in Ballyshannon.
  • Cultural Events : Many cultural events take place in June, including art exhibitions, theatre performances, and film festivals. Check local listings for events happening.
  • Food and Drink Festivals : Food and drink festivals are popular in Ireland during June, celebrating local produce, culinary traditions, and beverages. Examples include the Taste of Dublin festival and various seafood festivals along the coast.
  • Sports Events : June will see the GAA season in full swing which includes sporting events such as Gaelic football and hurling matches. Why not pay a visit to a match? A truly authentic Irish experience.

It’s always a good idea to check local listings and event calendars closer to the time of your visit for the most up-to-date information on what’s happening in Ireland in June.

June sees many large music acts visit the country, mainly outdoor arenas in Dublin such as Marlay Park. For example the mighty Pearl Jam and Green Day are visiting in June 2024.

June Bank Holiday weekend

The first weekend of June is always a designated holiday weekend or ‘long weekend’. This means the first Monday of the month is a work-free day. Schools and banks will close but most other businesses will be open, including pubs!

However, being a holiday weekend, expect higher demand for flights and accommodation and than means higher prices!

The Weather in Detail

Ireland in June

The weather in Ireland in June can be characterized as being mild to warm and generally dry. Rain generally falls in the form of short showers with June being one of the drier months for all weather stations.

‘June 2023 was the warmest June on record for Ireland, on both Land and at Sea’ with ‘dry periods and intense thunderstorm activity’ (source: )

For our long term averages, we chose 4 weather stations in the four corners of the country to give the best overview.

We will be looking at  four  important factors regarding the weather in Ireland in June :  temperature, number of rainy days and rainfall.  A fourth and often overlooked factor is  how  the weather feels ; this is often related to wind/humidity.

Dublin, located on the east coast of Ireland has a long term average temperature for June of  13.4 degrees Celsius (56 Fahrenheit)

Expect rainfall on at least 13 days of the month, and an overall precipitation total of  66.7 mm.  (source: Met Eireann)

Record high temperature for June in Dublin: 28.9 Celsius (84 Fahrenheit)

Cork, Ireland’s second largest city, is located on the south of Ireland. Cork has a long term average temperature for June of  13.3 degrees Celsius (56 Fahrenheit)

Expect rainfall on at least 15 days of the month, and an overall precipitation total of  80.9 mm.  (source: Met Eireann)

Record high temperature for June in Cork: 29.7 (85 Fahrenheit)

Galway is notorious for rain, because of its Atlantic coast location. June though is one of the driest months in Galway.

Galway has a long term average temperature for June of  13.7 degrees Celsius (57 Fahrenheit)

Expect rainfall on at least 12 days of the month, and an overall precipitation total of  79.6 mm . (source: Met Eireann)

Record high temperature for June in Galway: 28 Celsius (82 Fahrenheit)

Derry City, located in the far north of the country, is one of the cooler cities of Ireland, with a average June temperature of  13.3 Celsius (56 Fahrenheit)  Expect at least 12 days of rain, with around 72 mm of precipitation for the month.

Overall, there is not a huge variation in temperature or rainfall in all four corners of Ireland, making June certainly one of the best months to explore the whole island.

Ireland in June

Generally speaking, if there’s a spell of settled weather in June in Ireland, it will feel perfect, with a lively breeze complimenting the warm sunshine. The sun is certainly strong also, especially near water or any other exposed locations such as mountains.

The UV index will will reach about 7.5 on a cloud free day between 11 am and 4 pm. I strongly advise not to underestimate the sun. I have certainly gotten my fair share of nasty sunburns in June in Ireland, almost always along the coast, although I would not regard myself as fair-skinned… Beware!!!

Ireland in June

June in Ireland means longer days, no matter what part of the country you are in. In Dublin at the start of the month, the sun rises at 5:03 am and sets at 9:43 pm, giving nearly 16:39 hours of brightness.

This increases to nearly 17 hours in Dublin by the end of the month.

In Galway at the start of the month, the sun rises at 5:14 am and sets at 9:54 pm, giving also around 16:40 hours of brightness.

On the summer solstice (21 June), the sun won’t set until after 10 pm in Galway and as it’s west-facing, it never gets truly dark until well after that, giving you 17 hours of brightness! Those of you not used to such long evenings will be in for a nice surprise!

Ireland in June

As a child growing up in rural west of Ireland, I have fond memories of large bonfires being lit in the countryside to commemorate the longest day of the year. It was a great way to keep the midges away and a mighty excuse to stay up extra late!

The Prices/Cost of Visiting Ireland in June

Below, we have compiled data from Ireland’s official travel agency, ‘Bord Failte’. Our graph shows the average rate per hotel room per month (2022) in Ireland.

June sees a marked increase of 15 € over the previous month of May. This makes June the 3rd most expensive time to visit Ireland in terms of hotel prices.

Ireland in june

Truth be told, June is as good as peak season in terms of prices but there will be slightly fewer visitors in the country compared to July and August, especially at the beginning of the month.

Dublin, on average, will be higher than the average price quoted above , being the capital and all. But, if you’ve been following us, we believe a night or 2 is plenty in the capital.

Once again, we  highly  recommend booking well in advance. Hotels are limited in Dublin. Click  here  to see what’s on offer.

In terms of eating out in restaurant s, expect to pay an average of 20-30 € for a main course. This is certainly in line with continental Europe in 2024 and I would argue (from personal experience) that countries such as Great Britain, The Netherlands and Austria have become more expensive than Ireland in recent times.

What to do in Ireland in June

Start off with a night or 2 in dublin.

Ireland in June

We reckon a night or two is plenty in Dublin . Ireland’s capital city is well worth a visit and although it’s home to over 1 million inhabitants, it feels a lot smaller.

Dublin does not offer a vast amount of attractions such as you’d find in London or any other major European city, but in terms of cultural attractions, Dublin has some good offerings.

But Dublin is easily the most expensive part of Ireland. Be it the 9/10 Euro pint in certain locations or reports of 20 Euro sandwiches in certain sandwich bars, you’ll need especially deep pockets if you wish to spend longer in Ireland’s capital…

But not everything is expensive, take for example one of my favourite places in Dublin, The National Museums of Ireland. They are free of charge and offer a lot more value than some of the daftly inflated prices you’ll come across in the city!

National Museums of Ireland

Ireland in June

There are 3 museums in total: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. Details of each are  here.  My own personal favourite is the National Museum of Archaeology.

This museum is a fascinating insight into Irish history and holds some wonderful artefacts from dating back to the Stone Age, Viking era, Celts and more. One of the standout items on display are the ‘ bog bodies ‘; creepily well-preserved bodies dating back over 2,500 years (perhaps not ideal for kids!)

Visit the Book of Kells/Trinity College

Ireland in June

This is a must-see on your trip to Dublin.  You’ll need to book this in advance, as it is always in high demand.  This is one of the most popular attractions in all of Ireland.

The book is located in Trinity College and includes one of the most beautiful pieces of literature known to exist. It was painfully and carefully crafted by monks in the year 800 AD and contains the 4 Gospels in detailed illustrated form. Each day reveals a new page.

After viewing the book, you’ll be lead to the Long Room,  which is included  in the ticket price. This is just as breathtaking, not only because it bears resemblance to the library in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, but for the majesty of the wooden structures and interior design.

Ireland in June

The oldest harp in Ireland is also on display in the Long Room. If time is limited, grab a fast-track combination ticket for the Book of Kells and Dublin Castle  here.

Visit the Guinness Storehouse to sample the ‘Black Stuff’

Ireland in June

Guinness holds legendary status in Ireland and abroad. Why not visit the museum to gain an insight into the unique brewing process? You get a free pint at the end and be treated to great views out over Dublin from the Sky Bar.

Yes, it’s all very touristy but I still enjoy the experience and especially the humorous exhibition of Guinness’ ad campaigns in days gone by. You’ll also be amazed at the sheer scale of both the visitor centre and the brewery. It’s a city within a city.

Book tickets  here.

Other Sights in Dublin Worth Visiting

There are various sights to see in Dublin, such as Kilmainham Gaol, The Little Museum of Dublin &  The Jameson Distillery . Don’t dare overlook some iconic Dublin pubs such as my personal favourites; The Long Hall, Gravediggers and Doheny & Nesbitt!

For traditional Irish music, we recommend The Cobblestone, Devitt’s and O’Donoghues.

Insider Tip:  To avail of many of the wonderful attractions on offer, we recommend the Dublin Card. This will allow you access to over 35 attractions in the city, at a greatly reduced rate. More details are  here .

Visit the wonderful West of Ireland

Ireland in June

Why do people visit Ireland? A  study  undertaken by Ireland’s tourism board, Bord Failte, stated that 91% of tourists visited Ireland to experience its beautiful landscapes.

The images they conjure up are of undoubtedly the rolling green hills, sheep dotted fields, stone walls, spectacular coastal scenery and beautiful hikes. Well, all of this can be found in abundance on Ireland’s west coast.

While the vast majority of guide books will send you to the Cliffs of Moher and County Kerry (and these places are magnificent) I am utterly convinced that many of these authors have not even visited regions such as Donegal, Sligo, Mayo or Galway . Or at least not properly explored these counties.

Ireland in June

In my personal view, which is based off of having grown up in Ireland and exploring countless other countries, the real beauty of Ireland lies practically anywhere along its western regions . The primary mountain ranges lie along the west coast, which in conjunction with the wild Atlantic ocean, create a wonderfully dramatic landscape.

Yes, the fields are greener than you’ve ever seen, the cliffs and rocky coastlines are spectacular and some beaches would rival those in far more tropical climes. The only real downside is that it can rain …a lot. That’s why visiting in the month of June or May (statistically speaking) will give you the best chance of good weather.

Why not check out our best places to visit along the west coast here .

As a native of County Mayo , I believe a visit to the county with Ireland’s longest coastline, highest cliffs and a world-famous beach is an absolute must. Have a browse around our Mayo county guide here .

Ireland in June

The best way to explore the west coast of Ireland is by dedicating at least 2 weeks to taking on the road trip of a lifetime along the Wild Atlantic Way . It’s over 2000 km of coastal scenery that will leave impressions which will live long in your memory.

For hiring a car, we recommend  Rental Cars.

Unmissable Attractions & Regions along the West Coast of Ireland

Here is a rundown of some of the places we highly recommend visiting in Western Ireland, all of which I have visited countless times and have left the biggest impression on me personally. As you can see, they are mostly areas of natural beauty.

Connemara : Wild beauty, home to beautiful scenery and native Irish culture and language.

Connemara National Park : A great place to explore the west of Ireland by foot.

Islands off the west coast : On the edge of Europe and a truly authentic Irish experience.

Diamond Hill : For spectacular Connemara views.

Croagh Patrick : Ireland’s holy mountain with stunning views over Clew Bay.

Achill Island : Ireland’s largest island and home to enormous cliffs and the world-famous Keem Beach .

Westport : A bustling Mayo town and an excellent base for exploring.

Doolough Valley : Breathtaking beauty shrouded in tragedy.

Killary Fjord : Ireland’s only true fjord and a feast for the eyes.

Downpatrick Head : Ireland’s iconic sea stack and highly ‘Instagrammable’ location.

Cliffs of Moher : Known the world over for their iconic beauty.

What you’ll need to wear in Ireland in June

You’ll need to pack a good variety of things for your trip to Ireland in June. While there is a good chance of warm weather, the nights will be cool and it’s Ireland, so rain is never too far away!

From having grown up in Ireland, here is what we reckon are the practical essentials. The fashion items, we’ll leave to you!

  • Waterproof walking shoes  (a must)
  • A rain/wind jacket (a must)
  • Sun cream (if doing outdoor activities, a must)
  • Sweaters (light to medium weight)
  • Waterproof trousers for hiking/walking
  • T-shirts  (including sports t-shirts for outdoor activities)
  • Light thermal layer (just to be safe!)
  • Baseball cap
  • Proper waterproof hiking gear if planning a climb + hiking boots
  • Evening attire

In the pubs and restaurants in the evenings, you’ll notice the locals will dress well, but not overly formal. Most men will wear jeans with t-shirt/polo/shirt and women will wear jeans with a t-shirt/stylish top/blouse.

Our Thoughts: Is June a good month to visit Ireland?

June is almost peak season so prices will be high, but if this is no issue, I believe June is one of the best times to visit Ireland . Days are long (17 hours of brightness), the weather is generally stable and the masses of tourists have not yet arrived.

Here, some pros and cons of visiting Ireland in June:

Your questions about visiting Ireland in June answered

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June in Ireland can be a magical time to visit as there is a good chance of warm weather. Also, the long days and almost endless brightness (17 hours) offer an abundance of opportunity to explore the beauty of the country.

What is the weather like in June in Ireland?

Countrywide, there are no great variations in temperature or rainfall with the average temperature between 12 and 16 Celsius (50-61 Fahrenheit) During a longer spell of warmer weather, it is common to have temperatures in the low to mid 20s (70-80 Fahrenheit)

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Ireland Packing List: 17 Essentials You Actually Need for 2024

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Even if you have no Irish ancestry, Ireland is a destination that calls out to many people. Blessed with beautiful countryside, compelling history and folklore, and a good presence in pop culture, Ireland is probably among the most well-known countries for American travelers.

Having visited many times myself, I can unequivocally state that Ireland lives up to the hype. I’ll never forget the rolling green fields or the sheep wandering down narrow two-lane roads.

The fish and chips I had along the Wild Atlantic Way were so exquisitely good, they tasted like the first fish and chips I ever ate. Even a monsoon-like downpour that limited visibility and soaked me through couldn’t dampen my spirits about Ireland.

If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, you might be curious about what to pack for Ireland. You may plan the most wonderful vacation, but it’s not going to be as enjoyable if you don’t have the right items. I’m here to help with your Ireland packing list, but first…

This post was first written in 2018 and last updated in January 2023.

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Tips for Packing for Ireland

What’s the weather like in ireland.

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Ireland has four distinct seasons, which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because you can pack exactly what you need given the season you’re visiting; it’s a curse because you have to try and figure out which season you’ll be in and risk bringing the wrong items if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the weather each season so you’ll know what to bring to Ireland:

  • Spring in Ireland is from March through May. Average temperatures in this season range from lows around 39°F (4°C) in March to highs around 59°F (15°C) in May. This is a pretty big swing, so it’s best to assume that March weather is a bit more winter-like (thus you pack more winter items) and May is a bit more summer-like (thus pack summer items). Visiting Ireland in April ? Good luck!
  • Summer in Ireland is from June to September . The weather is typically sunny, and average temperatures range from 63-69°F (17-19°C). By the end of September, temperatures are starting to drop, so don’t assume it will be as warm on September 30th as it was on September 1st.
  • Autumn in Ireland is from late September to November. Temperatures start to drop, from the 60s°F (15°C) to the 40s°F (10°C). You can also expect the weather to turn a bit damper, though to be honest, Ireland gets rain year-round in certain parts of the country.
  • Winter in Ireland is from December to February.  Get ready for temperatures in the 30s-40s°F (10°C and colder) on average, and some of the rainier months of the year. Some parts of the country will even see snow! ❄️ Pack layers to stay warm and rain gear to stay dry during these months!

With this in mind, let’s dive into the travel essentials for Ireland that you need.

What You Actually Need on Your Ireland Packing List

I’ll be honest: I pretty much pack 90% of the same things over and over… and I bet you do too.

Most packing lists are about 90% of those same things, right? So instead of giving you an Ireland packing list that’s 90% of what you already know or are already planning to pack ( yes, you do need one pair of underwear for each day… ) , here’s a packing list that’s 100% of things you need specifically for making a packing list for Ireland.

In addition to the list of things to bring to Ireland, you might add other things based on the activities you plan to enjoy. For example, if you’re doing a lot of hiking, you might want to swap out the waterproof hiking boots I recommend for a heartier pair you’ve already broken in. If you plan to take a tip in the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll need a swimsuit (and a brave soul!).

No matter what, though, these items won’t take up unnecessary space in your bag. Here are my specific recommendations on how to pack for Ireland.

1. The  Lonely Planet  Ireland Travel Guide

Ireland LP Guide

I love the feeling of a guidebook in my hands, ready to be opened for the first time to start helping me plan my trip.  Whether you need restaurant recommendations or pro tips on scenic viewpoints, the  Lonely Planet guide to Ireland is a worthwhile investment when wondering what to bring when traveling to Ireland. You can read it on the plane over too!

Other good options for helpful guidebooks include Fodor’s Essential Ireland as well as my favorite travel guide Rick Steves Ireland. You can put sticky notes on all the pages of interest as you read through it and go back to create your finalized itinerary later.

Make sure to book your car rental in advance! I love using Discover Cars when I travel.

2. Wind-Proof Umbrella

Wind proof Umbrella

Did you know that in some parts of Ireland, it rains up to 255 days per year?! It depends on the time of year you visit, but that means, on average, you can expect rain two days out of every three you’re in Ireland, especially when you visit Ireland in November and later into the winter season.

I don’t typically travel with an umbrella, but I was so glad to have one when I was in Dublin in the winter . It’s nice not to be dripping wet when stepping into a pub after an afternoon of exploring!

To combat this, invest in a good umbrella that can withstand the weather and won’t break the first second you step out to admire the view on the Wild Atlantic Way. They come in a variety of different colors if you want your umbrella to stand out from the others. It’s one of the must haves for Ireland travel so you don’t get soaked, especially if you’re visiting Ireland without a car .

3. Raincoat

Black Rainshell

Similarly, you’re more than likely going to need a solid raincoat while traveling in Ireland. A good rain shell keeps out rain, dries quickly, and packs up small… because we don’t check luggage around these parts! The key is to get one that’s waterproof so you don’t end up getting your clothes underneath soaked.

This one also comes in a delightful Irish green if you want to be totally on-brand with the Emerald Isle when considering what to take to Ireland.

4. Green Blanket Scarf

Green Scarf

You already know I love scarves while traveling, and a scarf is essential for what to bring on a trip to Ireland. This Irish scarf is perfect for travel in Ireland for several reasons:

  • It’s a blanket scarf you can wrap up to stay warm.
  • It has green.
  • It also has orange and white, giving it a distinctly Irish vibe.

With black as the base color, you can get away with wearing this every day of your trip, and it’ll look great. There are a variety of colors you can choose from if you want something a little different.

5. Waterproof Boots

Waterproof Boots

I cannot rave enough about these boots from Teva . I bought a pair a few years back, and they have held up so well . They are water-resistant, have great traction, and are comfortable, making them perfect for any adventure. They also have stylish boots to wear out at night or tall boots to wear on colder days.

They can handle whatever you throw at them, from plodding through soggy clover fields to hiking along the Cliffs of Moher or on the Giant’s Causeway. (Note: Teva has redesigned these boots, so they may look different when you click through.) They’re essential for visiting Ireland for 7 days .

6. Moisture-Wicking Socks

Dickies Socks

Wet socks suck, and so do sweaty socks. I always bring multiple pairs of Merino wool socks everywhere I go so I have warm, dry feet, whether I’m hiking around Dublin or just exploring the city on a rainy day.

These moisture-wicking socks will help keep your feet warm even if you step in a deep puddle or get a bit of rainwater inside your boots. I also love recommending socks because they’re my #1 most forgotten-at-home item!

7. Sunglasses

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I know it seems weird to recommend sunglasses right after all that rain gear, but you’ll thank me. When you get to the Atlantic coast, and the sun comes out for two minutes and blinds you with its glare, you’ll be glad you included this in your summer packing for Ireland. Sunglasses also take up zero room in your bag.

If you tend to lose sunglasses on trips, you can always stock up on a few cheaper pairs so you won’t be upset if you break them or forget them somewhere.

8. Universal Adapter

Universal Adapter

Unless you live in the U.K., you will need an adapter to plug in your electronics. You’ll especially want this if you have a big day of photographing landmarks in Ireland and will need a fully charged camera.

I’m a huge sucker for multi-use anything, and this universal adapter is perfect. It has USB ports and receives any kind of plug – plus, it has the necessary “Type G” prongs for Ireland. You can also buy one with multiple ports so you can charge all your gadgets at the same time.

If you’re confused about voltage converters vs. travel adapters, read all about voltage in Ireland .

9. Phone Transmitter

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If you’re a good reader taking all of my advice and planning to travel by taking a 10-day Ireland road trip , this will be your saving grace. This adapter plugs into the car, connects via Bluetooth and allows you to crank up your favorite Spotify playlist anywhere (may I suggest this Ireland Roadtrip playlist ?). It also has a USB charger!

10. Irish Wool Sweater

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Okay, so this one isn’t one of the things to pack for Ireland that’s absolutely necessary, but I would recommend leaving space in your bag for it if you don’t bring a sweater.

Irish wool sweaters are known the world over for their warmth and comfort. You can buy one when out traveling, or check out The Irish Store for a bigger selection!

These sweaters are also perfect if you’re looking for Irish gift ideas to get others.

What to Pack for Ireland: On the Plane

Now that we’ve talked about what to pack for Ireland when you’re there, let’s talk about a few Ireland travel essentials for the plane ride.

11. Travel Backpack

travel backpack

I started traveling with a travel backpack years ago and haven’t looked back. If you’ve ever had a trip where you got to the plane with your backpack, only to have everything in a jumbled mess when you open it, you won’t have to worry about that with this pack.

There are numerous compartments to organize absolutely everything, from your laptop to books to snacks to travel documents. You’ll love putting this on your Ireland packing list so you’re ready to hit the road as soon as you land.

12. Noise-Cancelling Headphones

noise cancelling headphones

Chances are you’ll have a long flight to get here, so you’ll want to ensure you’re comfortable.

I’ve used these noise-canceling headphones for years, whether I’m waiting in the airport or working at a coffee shop on my travels. They’re so comfortable, block out a good portion of noise, and fold up to save space.

13. Portable Phone Charger

portable power bank

You will be taking so many quick photos and videos with your phone, as well as using it for directions. That means it’ll die quickly, which is the worst when you’re traveling. You’ll want to make sure your phone is fully charged and ready to go as soon as you get off the plane.

I learned the hard way that not every airline has a charger in its seat, so be prepared with this portable phone charger . I’ve been using this one for years and love it. Just recharge it when you get to your hotel for the night so you’re ready for the next day.

14. Travel Wallet

travel wallet

This travel wallet is one of the top items my readers buy because it’s so cute plus handy. It comes in over 40 different colors (I have rose gold) and has organized slots for your ID, credit cards, and cash.

You can also put your passport and a pen in it for when you have to fill out forms at customs, so this is a must for your Ireland packing list to ensure you’re prepared as soon as you land. I’ve used this for years and never looked back.

Optional Items to Consider Packing for Ireland

I’ve put together a weekend packing list to help you see some of the basics I pack for every trip. However, here are a few suggestions for what to pack for a trip to Ireland.


I tend to wear my tennis shoes during the day to explore, but sometimes these get dirty or just don’t fit the fancier restaurant I want to go to later. My travel backpack is often with me during the day, so I love having a pair of flats in it that I can quickly throw on to dress up my outfit.

It’s also comfortable to let my feet relax after a day of adventures. I love Rothy’s for both travel and every day because they’re stylish, plus they’re machine washable.

16. Winter Coat

winter coat

While I listed a raincoat as something to bring anytime you visit Ireland, a winter coat is a must when exploring Dublin during Christmastime or anytime during that general season. It can get really chilly during this time of year, particularly when you’re on the coast and the wind is biting.

If you think you’ll wear it often, I recommend investing in a brand like Columbia . I’ve had their jackets for years, whether I’m hiking or traveling, and they always keep me warm.

17. Packing Cubes

packing cubes

I used to think packing cubes were a waste of money, but I got them at my wedding as a gift and decided to use them for our European honeymoon (which ended in Ireland, in fact!). When you’re bringing a lot of clothes for a longer trip, these are crucial for helping you organize everything.

Sometimes I travel and only stay in one city for a night or two before moving on to the next, so these allow me to keep some items like socks and underwear in the smaller cubes without having them get lost in the sea of other clothes. I consider these essentials for traveling to Ireland if you like being organized like I do!

Additionally, here are a couple of tips to help you know what to pack for a trip to Ireland:

  • What you pack for Ireland will vary a lot based on the season you visit. Ireland’s summer months are noticeably drier and warmer than the winter months. As such, you may find you don’t need to pack as many long trousers or waterproof items. Be sure to check the forecast before you start packing for Ireland – and throw in a rain shell anyway because it never hurts to have one!
  • Don’t want to pack a guidebook? Snag a digital copy. Lonely Planet offers ebook versions of all their guidebooks, usually at the same price or cheaper. Here’s the link for the Ireland ebook .
  • Adjust your Ireland packing list based on how long you’re traveling.  Whether you’re only spending one day in Dublin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or making a Northern Ireland road trip to accomplish your Ireland bucket list , add one more top for every two days of travel, and one more pair of trousers for every 3 days. Don’t forget extra undergarments and socks!
  • Pack for travel in Europe. Dublin and other Irish cities have a base level of fashion that’s slightly less casual than in the U.S. You can’t go wrong with black pieces and classic items from your wardrobe.
  • Visiting Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day? I have a special packing list for St. Patrick’s Day !

Have any other questions about this Ireland packing list or what to pack for Ireland? Let me know in the comments!

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Marissa became obsessed with Ireland when she first visited in 2015, and has been back numerous times since to explore more of the Emerald Isle. She started this site to help others plan their trip to Ireland based off her experiences.

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Thank you. I’ve seen a few items here I have not seen anywhere else. and they make sense.

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I’m so glad to help! Thanks for reading, Kelly 🙂

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We are just starting to plan a trip to Ireland in June, and I stumbled across your website. I am very impressed with it, and plan to use it as an important resource . Thank you for all the information! For the backpacks, would you recommend the larger or smaller on?

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I like smaller ones for day bags personally.

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Going in April (the “good luck” month)! Do you have any recommendations for a 9 hole golf course around Dublin?

Deer Park Golf Course is highly rated.

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I love my TEVA sandals and wore them throughout Japan and Greece. When it rained, my feet just quickly air dried and no blistering. Would these also work in Ireland? I am trying to pack the minimum. Thanks for your advice!

It depends on the time of year that you’re coming – summer might be okay, but otherwise you might get a bit cold!

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Why You Should Visit Ireland in June

We've got news for you intrepid Vagabonds or Driftwooders. June is an AWESOME time to visit Ireland.

  • 🌤️ Higher-Than-Average Temperatures - But No Heatwaves!
  • 🌅 Up To 18 Hours Of Daylight
  • 🚐 Empty Backroads & Few Crowds
  • ✈️ Off-Peak Flight Prices
  • 🎉 Feel-Good Festivals of Music, Comedy, Culture & Food

We know why you're here... You're planning your Ireland trip.

You're searching for flight deals. You're checking Irish weather and temperatures.

Above all, you're wondering - when is the best time to visit Ireland?

Read on to find out why June is a strong contender...

Map of Ireland on blue background with June in Ireland text, illustrated sheep and features of the month

🌤️ What's Weather In Ireland Like In June?

The weather in Ireland in June is much like the rest of the year except with warmer than average temperatures.

The average temperature in Ireland in June can be anywhere between 10-17°C (50-63°F).

The average high temperature in Ireland in June is between 16-19°C (61-66°C).

Recent years have seen this average dragged upwards, with daily temperatures in June hitting highs of 20°C (68°F) and above.

🌡️ Beat The Heat - Come To Ireland in June!

Extreme heatwaves afflict much of Europe in the midsummer period.

The good news is that — unlike the rest of Europe — Ireland does not suffer from extreme heat in summertime.

Due to the island's oceanic location, Ireland enjoys a temperate, maritime climate.

Our coastlines are lovingly massaged by the Gulf stream. This leaves Irish summers normally warm and pleasant but not hot.

Scenic Gougane Barra church in June in Ireland

🌦️ Does It Rain In June In Ireland?

Ireland is the land of 40 shades of green. But just why is Ireland so lush and green?

The answer is all our lovely precipitation!

That's a roundabout way of saying, yes, you can expect at least some rainfall in Ireland in June.

A typical June day in Ireland would be comprised of a mix of warm sunshine, fast-moving clouds and limited rainshowers.

The average rainfall in Ireland in June is approximately 70mm (2.7 inches) per month.

It may be useful to know that rainfall in Ireland in June tends to arrive in short showers, rather than for days or even hours on end.

Nothing in the Irish climate is extreme; even our rain.

Changeability is the most important characteristic of Ireland's climate in June.

Besides, you don't get to slide down rainbows with no rain.

So no rain = zero pots of gold - FACT.

💡 Did You Know? A widely-used Irish saying for persistent but gentle rainfall is 'a soft day'.

Guests Who Toured Ireland in June

"We did the 11 day Driftwood Tour at the end of June and it was all we wished for and more. Ireland is a gorgeous country that is utterly irresistible."

Vagabond Guest Myron, via TripAdvisor , June 2023

"The whole trip was fantastic. Beautiful scenery, great accommodations , good food and fun. Both of our guides were great."

Vagabond Guest Shelley, via TripAdvisor,  June 2023

⌚ What Time Is Sunset In June In Ireland?

Touring Ireland in June?

Expect long days and short nights.

Sunset can happen as late as 11pm.

Wakey wakey! The average sunrise time in June is approximately 5am.

The island is on a similar northern latitude to Nova Scotia, resulting in bright, long days during the summer.

'A grand stretch in the evenings', is how Irish people describe this delightful time of year.

Of course, long days and late sunsets mean more time for you to go adventuring with Vagabond!

Even better, you'll have more time to enjoy Ireland's famous traditional music sessions, lively pubs and nightlife.

😳 Is Ireland Crowded In June?

Ireland is rarely crowded in June.

June may be midsummer. Unlike touristy destinations elsewhere in Europe — like London, Paris and Rome — you are unlikely to experience queues and crowds if you tour with us in June.

Why is that?

Our itineraries avoid destinations suffering from over-tourism.

When we do visit popular sights, our amazing VagaGuide tour guides  steer clear of queues by arriving either early or late in the day.

That way, you are guaranteed a totally authentic and stress-free experience.

✈️ Are Flights To Ireland Cheaper In June?

Looking for cheap flight deals to Ireland?

Transatlantic airlines tend to raise their prices significantly from the end of June onwards.

Book early and travel in June to grab a bargain on your flights.

🧳 What To Pack For June In Ireland?

Packing for Ireland in June is like packing for Ireland at any time. The main lesson is to pack layers and travel light.

Pack a lightweight, breathable, waterproof jacket. Laugh at rain showers from the comfort of your lightweight, waterproof shell jacket. Invest in a decent quality brand. You'll thank yourself when you're on tour!

Taking an active Vagabond Cultural Adventure ? Packing a pair of lightweight waterproof trousers could be useful for keen hikers.

Wear light layers. We suggest wearing a combination of flexible light layers underneath your shell jacket.

Protect your skin with sunglasses and sun cream. Believe it or not, it can be get very sunny and glare-y in Ireland! If the sun is shining in windy conditions, you may not notice your skin burning.

Towel:  Watersport options like sea kayaking or surfing will require a light towel. Towels are supplied by all our hotels but you may wish to bring your own.

Eyemask and/or Ear Plugs: Dawn can be very early in Ireland in June. An eyemask may come in handy if you are a light sleeper. Ear plugs could also be useful to block out the dawn chorus.

The Best Footwear For Ireland In June

Taking an active Vagabond tour? Comfortable trainers or trail shoes work great for our hikes. Hiking boots offer better grip but are bulky to pack.

Driftwood Journeys of Discovery  don't feature adventure activities. Because of this, you won't require any specialised footwear on a Driftwood tour. Just ensure you've packed casual shoes you are comfortable in. There'll be plenty of free time to stroll around towns, gardens and castles.

Lastly, a compact umbrella can come in very handy on tour too (if you're stuck for space, umbrellas are easy to buy while you're on tour with us).

🔥 What's The Midsummer Solstice Festival?

The Summer Solstice falls on June 21st each year.

This is the longest day and shortest night of the year.

Midsummer is still celebrated in Ireland today. People gather at ancient monuments on June 21st, such as stone circles and portal tombs.

This forms a connection with ancient Ireland, when the Summer Solstice held special significance.

Midsummer is a time of flux, traditionally seen as giving people the chance to banish evil spirits and invoke the goodwill of the harvest gods.

The Celtic Summer Solstice celebrations were also associated with fertility.

Around the 23rd June in Ireland, fires are lit on beaches in southern and western regions, and on the Aran Islands. This is known locally as St John's or Bonfire Night.

Things To Do In Dublin in June Before/After Your Tour

Don't miss Bloomsday on June 16th if you're in Dublin before or after your tour.

This accessible celebration of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses, happens all across Dublin.

Event locations mirror the wanderings of Leopold Bloom, the book's central character.

Bloomsday is no ordinary literary festival.

It's as fun or as highbrow as you want to make it. Dress up in Edwardian clothes and wander Dublin's streets, bumping into other 'characters' en route.

Crucially, there's no requirement to have read the book!

Other Festivals in Ireland June

Wondering what else is on in Ireland in June? It's a great time to soak up Irish culture at a number of fantastic festivals.

  • 😹 Cat Laughs Comedy Festival  - Kilkenny
  • 🪕 Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival  - Westport
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Ultimate Packing List for Ireland: Be Prepared for Every Scenario (+free checklist)

Looking for a local’s guide on what to pack for Ireland? Need the ultimate packing list for Ireland so you know exactly what to bring for your trip to the Emerald Isle? Then you are in luck!

Discover exactly what you will need for a trip to Ireland with my ultimate packing list for Ireland that comes complete with a printable Ireland packing list checklist.

No more trying to decide what to put in your suitcase. No more guessing games because now you have my local’s knowledge to lean on. This post has got details on everything you could possibly need and more to make your trip to the beautiful island of Ireland smooth and totally memorable.

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Whether you will be hiking, road tripping, or sightseeing your way around Ireland, there are a few staples you need to pack and a few things that I would suggest are nice to have. You also need to consider your toiletries, electronics and gadgets, and, most importantly, the documents you will need for your trip.

I have compiled a list of suggested clothing, and this is included here, but if you want more information about the clothing you might need, I’ve written a post about what to wear in Ireland which can help you prepare your clothing further.

I have also put together a handy, printable Ireland packing list so you can tick everything off as you put them into your suitcase or backpack.

So, let’s take a look at my packing list for a trip to Ireland.

The Ultimate Ireland Packing List

Unless you have done zero research, you should know by now that Irish weather is extremely changeable. One minute it will be sunny, then dark clouds roll over and the heavens open. Drizzly rain can be a nightmare and very common in Ireland, no matter the season.

So, deciding what clothes to pack for Ireland can be tricky. You need to pack for all eventualities, but when packing for a trip to Ireland, the time of year will dictate exactly what you need to bring.

There are staples you will need in your luggage and then, depending on the time of year you are visiting Ireland, you will either need bulky, warm clothes, or lighter clothing for slightly warmer weather. I have put together a short synopsis for each season of the year to help you further and you can find them below.

You can also read my post about the best time of year to visit Ireland if you are still deciding exactly when to go and what to pack as a result.

When it comes to packing for Ireland, there are a few things to remember.

  • The saying that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing is very true of Ireland.
  • The perfect Ireland wardrobe has layers, raincoats, and waterproof shoes.
  • You should be able to layer your wardrobe easily, but they should also be easy to remove if the weather improves suddenly.
  • Always bring a daypack or small backpack when you are out and about to put layers you remove into.
  • Always remember your umbrella. You never know when you might need it.
  • Even if you are visiting in summer, it is worth packing a sweater.
  • Other things to remember (and included below) are your water bottle, sunscreen and hat, and scarf.

Ireland packing list for women

In this section, you will find an Ireland packing list for women. These should form the staples for every season and can be adjusted accordingly.

A picture of a woman in a wine coat and woollen hat crossing the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland

Coat – You will need either a lightweight or heavy coat, depending on whether you are visiting in Summer or Winter. Winter coats should be warm and preferably padded.

Rain gear for Ireland – This can be as simple as a waterproof raincoat , but I also bring a set of waterproof legs outside of summer to keep my legs dry, especially at outdoor venues such as castles and historic houses and gardens.

Trainers – Pack comfortable trainers for walking and sightseeing. Just remember they are likely to get wet, be prepared.

Waterproof hiking boots/shoes – If you are likely to be walking or hiking, or spending most of your time outdoors exploring, then a set of waterproof boots or shoes is a must. Proper hiking boots/shoes will also support you on slippery surfaces outdoors.

Socks – Bring warm socks and preferably thermal for winter, and hiking socks if you plan some hiking during your trip.

T-shirts – You will need 4-5 T-shirts per week, assuming you will be doing laundry when you need to. It is worth packing 1-2 long-sleeved ones, even in summer, as you never know when you might get a cooler-than-average day.

Sweaters – 2 to 3 sweaters per week, bringing warm woollen or fleece for winter, and lightweight sweaters for summer. You could opt for a cardigan for summer instead.

Jeans – 1-2 pairs per week is enough, especially if you plan to bring the next item.

Cargo pants – Cargo pants that are lined are ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing, while convertible cargo pants are perfect for warmer, summer months to save you packing shorts.

Long skirt – A long skirt, heavy for winter and lightweight for summer that is versatile enough for day and evening wear is a good idea.

Tops – You may need 1-2 smart tops for evening weather to team with your skirt or jeans.

Dress/Jumpsuit – A long dress or jumpsuit makes an ideal item of clothing for evening wear or for an event.

Men’s Ireland packing list

For the male members of your party, the packing list is quite similar. Again, the list can be adjusted accordingly to your trip and the time of year you visit.

A picture of a man enjoying views of the Cliffs of Moher

Coat – Heavy winter coat for October to March visits, a lightweight coat for other months.

Rain jacket – You cannot visit Ireland without packing a waterproof raincoat .

Trainers – For comfortable walking and exploring.

Waterproof boots/shoes – Be they hiking boots or simply good-quality waterproof shoes , pack these to keep your feet dry at all times.

Socks – Bring an adequate number with the right amount of warmth for the time of year of your visit.

T-shirts/Tops – 5 T-shirts or tops and remember to ensure they are a mixture of short and long-sleeved ones, even for summer.

Cargo pants – Again, opt for lined for winter and convertible cargo pants for summer.

Jeans – 2 pairs should suffice per week, assuming you will be washing when possible.

Evening trousers – Bring 2 per week.

Evening shirts/polos – Bring 1-2 unless you are planning to have fancy restaurant meals every night of your trip.

Sweaters/hoody – Bring at least one hoody for your trip and 2 additional sweaters or jumpers. Hoodies can keep you warm in your accommodation while you relax after dinner before bed.

Kid’s Ireland packing list

The kid’s packing list for Ireland should be almost the same for Mum and Dad with the exception that you should pack at least one or two additional trousers and tops for them. Kids tend to get dirty and mucky quicker than adults and they can find puddles hard to ignore. Here is an idea of what I pack for my son for our trips to Ireland.

A picture of a boy in a blue woollen jumper and dark trousers standing at the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland with a smile on his face and arms open wide

Coat – This is a heavy, padded coat for winter and a lighter, windproof coat for summer.

Raincoat – We never, ever travel to Ireland without a waterproof raincoat for our son.

Waterproof all-in-one suit – If we are planning on going sightseeing in Ireland, I always bring my son’s all-in-one waterproof over suit . This means we can be exploring castles, gardens, or beaches without fear of him getting soaked should the heavens open.

Jeans – I bring 3-4 pairs per week, mainly because there is always the risk of him getting wet and mucky. I do laundry where and when I can.

Sweaters/jumpers – Again, I bring 3-4 per week, with a mixture of warm woollen jumpers and lightweight, fleece sweaters that can be layered.

Socks – I always bring 2 pairs per day just in case he gets one pair wet (jumping in puddles).

Waterproof walking boots – We always travel with a pair of waterproof walking boots or shoes for our son as rain is such a common occurrence. I also get one of my sisters to buy me a pair of wellington boots for our son before our arrival if we are going on a road trip so he can use them for those all-important puddles.

Trainers – I bring a pair of dark trainers for sightseeing in towns.

T-shirts – 3-4 T-shirts per week is standard for us.

Long-sleeved tops – I substitute some of the short-sleeved T-shirts for long-sleeved for winter and combine them with base layers if we are visiting between October and March as we are coming from a warmer country.

Seasonal clothes to pack for Ireland

As well as the staples, you may want to tailor your wardrobe for the season in which you will be visiting. Whether you are wondering what to pack for Ireland in summer or winter, here are a few more ideas for you.

Things to pack for Ireland in winter

Ireland is generally cold and wet throughout the winter months. Average high temperatures range from 3˚C to 8˚C (37˚F to 46˚F) and this season is the wettest season of the year. Packing for Ireland in winter will involve lots of warm layers.

Here are specific things you will need to pack for Ireland in winter.

  • Lined trousers – To keep your legs warm.
  • Warm jacket – A down-filled winter coat won’t go astray. Make sure it is warm, windproof, and preferably waterproof too.
  • Sweaters/Fleeces – You are going to need a mixture of sweaters and fleeces for keeping warm.
  • Hat/Gloves/Scarf – If you are going to be out and about, do not forget your winter woollies.
  • Base layers – If you are coming from a warm country (like us) or cannot stand the cold, a set of base layers for under your clothes while outdoors and exploring will come in handy. Trust me, I’m speaking from experience of exploring ruined castles during a bitterly cold set of days in March.
  • Thermal socks – If you are anything like me, thermal socks are a must for winter to keep your feet warm and dry.

A woman in jeans and a jacket standing at the coast edge looking at the Crohy Sea Stacks in Ireland

Ireland summer packing list

When it comes to your packing list for Ireland in summer, you can leave the heavy, bulky clothes at home and opt for more lightweight versions. That said, you will still need a sweater or two and your raincoat.

Average high temperatures in Ireland during summer range between 16˚C and 20˚C (60˚F to 68˚F). It tends to be the driest season, although you will most likely experience isolated showers. But it should be warm at least from June to August.

Here are a few more ideas of what you can pack for summer in Ireland, assuming you will see a few nice days.

  • Shorts – You can opt for convertible cargo pants that can act as both trousers and shorts, saving you some precious packing space.
  • Maxi dresses – For the ladies, these can double up as both day and evening wear.
  • Skirts – Team them with simple T-shirts or tops on warm, sunny days.
  • Sundress – Ladies, pack one or two to wear on nice, warm days.
  • Light sweaters – Bring one or two lightweight sweaters for early mornings, days when the weather is changeable, or for cool evenings.
  • Walking sandals – Depending on the activities you plan on doing, walking sandals can be a better option than shoes or boots. I love the Teva range of sandals.
  • Lightweight raincoat – Because showers…
  • Sunscreen – Even through the clouds you can still get burnt in Ireland. So, if you don’t fancy looking like a beetroot, pack the factor 30.
  • Sunglasses – To protect your eyes.
  • Swimwear – Swim shorts for men and swimsuit or bikini for ladies. Remember the kids’ swim costumes as well if you are visiting Ireland as a family. You may also need these if your hotel or accommodation has a pool or spa.
  • Flip flops – For beach days.

Ireland packing list spring

While winter is starting to recede, spring is still a chilly time of the year to visit Ireland. Average high temperatures range between 8˚C and 15˚C (46˚F to 59˚F). Early spring experiences cold days, while in later spring things start warming up. Days are also brighter and sunnier.

Here are a few ideas for things you’ll need for Ireland in spring.

  • Long-sleeved tops – To help keep you warm.
  • Hat/Gloves/Scarf – You are going to need these for exploring outdoors as spring days can still be cold.
  • Lightweight Jacket – Make sure it is both windproof and waterproof.
  • Warm socks – As I have already said, no one enjoys exploring and sightseeing with cold feet.
  • Fleeces – While you could leave the heavy sweaters at home, fleece jumpers are ideal for keeping warm and layering. Plus, they are generally less bulky and will easily fit into your daypack.

When autumn arrives in Ireland, temperatures start to drop quickly. For this season, you are going to need to pack warm clothes. Average high temperatures range from 5˚C to 17˚C (41˚F to 63˚F), depending on when in fall you visit Ireland.

Here is what you are going to need to pack for Ireland in fall/autumn.

  • Waterproof and windproof jacket – For those returning chilly days.
  • Warm sweaters – These are needed, especially in late fall.
  • Long-sleeved tops – For keeping warm and layering.
  • Warm socks – To keep your toes toasty.
  • Waterproof boots – Leave the summer sandals at home and bring waterproof boots/shoes for this season in Ireland.
  • Hat/Gloves/Scarf – For comfort on cold days.

A picture of a woolen hat and scarf

Ireland packing list – The Essentials

Your Ireland travel packing list needs to include some essentials for Ireland. This section is dedicated to all the other things you will need to pack.

First Aid Kit

You can either purchase a pre-packed first aid kit from the likes of Amazon, or you can prepare one yourself. You never know when you might need it, and if you have one that you can pop in your daypack, you’ll be glad you brought one should anyone trip, fall, and cut themselves. If you are opting for your own, ensure you include the following items:

  • Pain-relief medication such as paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • Bandages and tape
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Alcohol wipes

A picture of a small travel first aid kit in a tin

Next up are your basic toiletries. Now, you can either choose to use your weight allowance to bring your favourite brands and full-sized bottles. Or, you can go my route, which is to bring travel-sized bottles and stock up on the necessities once you’ve arrived in Ireland.

Supermarkets and stores such as Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Aldi, Lidl, and Supervalu all stock toiletries, so if you want to save on your luggage weight, go small and buy once you are in Ireland. Pack them all in a toiletries bag that rolls up for handy storage and opening.

But here is an idea of what you’ll need for your first few days until you hit the shops.

  • Shampoo and conditioner, preferably a 2-in-1
  • Shower gel (in case your accommodation does not provide it)
  • Shaving foam
  • Perfume/aftershave
  • Face care such as fash wash and moisturiser.

A picture of a hanging toiltry bag

There are a few essential documents you will need to remember. Some are self-explanatory and others you might not have thought about.

  • Passport and a copy of it – with at least 6-months validity left, depending on the requirements for your country of origin.
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) – All citizens of EU countries should carry this when travelling to avail of the health system in member states.
  • Travel insurance – Never travel without it as you never know when you might need it.
  • Driving Licence – Super important if you are hiring a car.
  • International Driving Licence – Issued in your home country, you might need this alongside your normal driving licence. Check with the hire car company before you travel.
  • Hotel and excursion confirmations – It is best to have a printout of your hotel confirmations and excursions to be on the safe side. You never know when your phone might let you down.
  • Document wallet – To keep everything together and safe.

Electronic & Gadgets

You are not going to travel to Ireland and not take hundreds, if not thousands of pictures. So, you’ll need to consider your electronics and gadgets to bring.

  • Electric shaver
  • DSLR and Lenses – My DSLR of choice is my trusty Canon 5D Mark II . Lenses I tend to bring include my 24-105mm lens, 50mm prime lens, and my 17-40mm landscape lens.
  • Handheld camera – I never travel anywhere without my Canon G7X Mark II . It is such a great, all-round camera.
  • Action camera – Such as the GoPro Hero 8 Black (our GoPro of choice).
  • Drone – If you want stunning aerial shots, go for the DJI Mavic Pro II . My husband has this drone, and it is excellent. You can find out about drone laws in Ireland here .
  • Unlocked smartphone – Ensuring your smartphone is unlocked or SIM-free means you can buy a local pre-paid SIM for calls/texts/data. Our smartphones are dual-SIM.
  • Laptop – If you want to process pictures on-the-go.
  • External hard drive – Handy if you don’t have access to WiFi and want to store your pictures.
  • Memory Cards – Lots of them. Or ensure they have lots of space.
  • Camera Tripod – For windy days or selfie-type shots.
  • Portable phone charger – You’ll need this if you are opting to take your pictures on your phone or are using it as a GPS replacement.
  • Noise-cancelling headphones – A must for the plane and for evening relaxation. We love the Bose QC 35 headphones .
  • Waterproof Phone Case – Rain, need I say more.

As if all that was not enough, here are a few more items that you might want to bring to Ireland. They are not necessarily must-haves.

  • Travel guidebooks – Lonely Planet and DK Eyewitness are my favourites.
  • Travel coffee mug
  • Universal travel adapter – A must when travelling to Ireland for plugging in your electronics safely.
  • Earplugs – Great for sleeping on the plane and in noisy hotels or hostels.
  • Packing cubes – These make luggage much easier (see below).
  • Multi-socket plug – Handy for hotels or accommodations that do not have lots of sockets in your room.
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen/Lip balm – For warm and windy days, respectively.
  • Windproof umbrella
  • Quick-dry towel – Just in case your accommodation does not provide any or you need one while out and about. Can double up as a picnic blanket.
  • Daypack – A must for exploring Ireland and outdoor activities.

A picture of a blue universal travel adapter

Ireland packing tips

Now that we’ve covered what to pack for a trip to Ireland, let’s talk about how to pack for Ireland. Here are a few packing tips to ensure this part of your preparations isn’t a chore.

  • Keep your valuables in your hand luggage. This will avoid potential damage by baggage handlers. Also, try to keep valuables locked in a hotel safe, or with you in your daypack.
  • Check airline baggage allowances before you travel. Low-cost airline Ryanair has very strict luggage policies and hefty fees if you don’t comply with them. Normal hand luggage is only available at a certain ticket price and hold luggage can bump up the costs.
  • Lay everything out before you pack and ask yourself “Do I really need it?”. Don’t bring unnecessary things.
  • Wear bulky items on the plane. Wear your waterproof boots/shoes and your coat on the plane to save luggage space.
  • Use packing cubes . These revolutionised how we pack as a family and means we can easily identify who owns what by colour coding. They also act as drawer inserts for easy unpacking.
  • Roll, roll, roll. Rolling your clothes instead of packing flat saves on space and can reduce the number of wrinkles your clothed will have.
  • Spread your clothes across your luggage. What do I mean by this? Instead of everyone having one piece of luggage dedicated to them, split your luggage across all the suitcases. That way, if one gets lost, you all still have some clothing to wear until the lost suitcase is located and returned to you.
  • Don’t fill your suitcase before you go. Leave some space for souvenirs and be mindful of the weight. Pack a travel scales to double-check weights before you get to the airport.

For an idea of the type of souvenirs, you might pick up in Ireland, read my post about the best Irish souvenirs .

And, to make your life even easier, I have put together a printable Ireland packing checklist that you can get free by clicking the download button. I find having a checklist for packing for Ireland means I am unlikely to forget anything as I pack my suitcase. You can simply cross out anything that does not apply.

The best Ireland packing list printable

The checklist is a printable and downloadable pdf file. Download and print it before your next trip to Ireland to help you get organised.

Final thoughts on packing for Ireland

I hope this packing list for Ireland has been helpful and has reminded you that when it comes to what to wear in Ireland, the most important things to remember are waterproof boots or shoes, a good quality raincoat or jacket, and layers.

I’ve also included some packing tips for Ireland that I’ve found useful over the years. If there are any you would add to the list, let me know in the comments below.

Read more hints and tips for visiting Ireland:

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The Ultimate Packing List for Ireland (+ What to Wear!)

Ireland is an absolutely phenomenal place to travel, but its famously temperamental weather and the sheer variety of available things to do can make putting together the perfect packing list for Ireland a bit tricky–especially if you want to avoid lugging around extra gear!

We’ve now spent more than a month exploring Ireland in-depth over multiple trips, and have walked away with quite a list of recommendations for your Ireland packing list, including must-have gear, what to leave at home, and what to wear in Ireland.

Trying to decide what to pack for Ireland, and worried that you’re forgetting something (or bringing too much?). 

We’ve got you covered.

Here’s exactly what to bring to Ireland, including some of our personal favorite clothes and accessories!

Kate Storm and Jeremy Storm sitting at a breakfast table at a bed and breakfast near Cork Ireland.

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The Absolute Essentials for Your Packing List for Ireland

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Passport — Without a doubt, your passport is the most important item on your Ireland packing list–good luck visiting without it!

Travel Insurance — We don’t ever suggest traveling without travel insurance–anything can happen, and visiting (and probably road-tripping!) Ireland is definitely a time to be better safe than sorry. We use and recommend Safety Wing for trips to Ireland.

Photo of a rowboat in a lake in Killarney National Park Ireland--definitely be prepared for all weather when putting together your Ireland packing list!

Visa (If Needed) — Generally speaking, most readers of this website, including citizens of the USA, UK, Australia, and Canada, can enter Ireland for tourism purposes for up to 90 days without a visa.

However, as always, be sure to double-check these regulations before packing your bags for Ireland–though we doubt there will be dramatic changes to this policy in the near virtue, it’s always best to dot your i’s and cross your t’s where visas are concerned!

Money — We recommend bringing two credit cards (one to use, and one to keep as a backup), and two debit cards. Ideally, bring cards with no foreign transaction fees. We’ve never felt it necessary to obtain currency before arriving in Ireland (we just withdraw from an ATM when we get there), but you can purchase currency in your home country traveling if it makes you feel more comfortable.

Note that the Republic of Ireland uses the Euro, but as Northern Ireland is part of the UK, it uses the Pound Sterling. If your trip will take you to both parts of the island, be prepared to change currencies during your trip!

Photo of building in Dublin Ireland with flowers and flags on it. There are people walking in front of the building.

Proof of Age of Driver’s License — On both our trips to Ireland, we’ve run into issues when renting a car where proof of a license of a certain age (we’ve seen 1-4 years old) is a requirement to rent a car–which is tricky for those of us hailing from states in the USA where the “issued date” on our driver’s licenses is the date it was last renewed, not the date we were first licensed to drive.

Read your rental contract carefully before taking off for Ireland, and if you’re worried, consider bringing extra proof of your driving experience along–at the recommendation of our rental company, we brought some of Jeremy’s old/expired licenses with us on our most recent trip.

Photo of car parked on the side of the road during an Ireland road trip. Two bikers are visible passing by on the right side of the photo.

That’s not the only rain gear you’ll want to have, though–more on that below.

Camera — We completely adore our Sony a7R III , but whatever camera you’re comfortable with works–just make sure you have something with you to preserve your memories! 

Travel Adaptors for Ireland — Ireland uses the same plugs that the UK does–and note that these are different from the bulk of mainland Europe (you’ll want to specifically select the Type G UK adaptor).

Double-check you add the right ones to your Ireland packing list! We use these and have never had any issues.

Small beach visible along the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Comfortable Day Bag  — We currently use  Pacsafe’s sleek anti-theft backpack  and love it, but if you don’t want to shell out the cash for this trip, that’s totally understandable. Just aim for something comfortable to wear, not flashy, and medium-sized–we used a  Northface Jester backpack  for years and loved it as well.

Kate Storm in a yellow raincoat standing in front of Torc Waterfall in Killarney National Park Ireland

Student ID — If you’re a student, you’ll find a fair number of discounts at museums and attractions throughout Ireland by showing your Student ID, so be sure to bring it along!

Cell Phone — We spent more than a year traveling without working cell phones, just relying on wifi… and while that’s completely fine, we would never go back. Consider purchasing an international plan for your cell phone (most carriers offer them), or, if you have an unlocked phone, you can just by a local SIM card once you land in Ireland.

Bear in mind that if you rent a car, having your cell phone handy and working will also allow you to avoid renting a GPS!

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Personally, I love to live in dresses most of the time, and casual dresses like this paired with these tights (or fleece-lined tights in colder months) are my go-to option.

Consider staying away from full maxi dresses outside of cities–if you wear a maxi dress to traipse around Killarney National Park or the Cliffs of Moher, there’s a good chance the bottom of it ends up wet.

This dress isn’t quite as long as a traditional maxi dress, and I loved wearing it on our latest trip to Ireland (but be warned–the slit is HIGH and it blows around a lot–definitely wear it with leggings or tights). 

Kate Storm in Cobh Ireland wearing the red dress recommended on this packing list for Ireland

Even during the summer, light sweaters like this are a great option for Ireland, as are long-sleeved shirts like this .

Short-sleeved tops like this are also a cute choice, but you’ll want to make sure to bring a jacket along with you for the day in case the weather turns!

I also loved having a more rugged, comfortable flannel for days spent out in nature–the perfect combo of cute and cozy. Mine is similar to this .

Though Ireland is of course not a Nordic country, Nordic sweaters are also a cozy look that I think is perfect for Ireland–the patterns look beautiful against the countryside!

Kate Storm in the distance walking into Hore Abbey--this dress and tights combo is one of my go-to outfits when packing for Ireland.

Leggings are a fantastic and cozy choice when deciding what to wear in Ireland–I love this pair and tended to throw them on whenever we had a long drive ahead.

Be sure to bring along a pair of jeans as well– this is my favorite pair –even in the summer.

Skirts like this layered with tights are also a great option for what to wear in Ireland!

I love these tights (they’re super durable, very comfortable, and hold up forever), and I tend to wear them constantly under dresses and skirts. If you’re traveling in the colder months, consider swapping these from your Ireland packing list for some cozy fleece-lined tights .

Kate Storm sitting on a wooden split level fence in Ireland with countryside behind her.

In my opinion, waterproof boots are an absolute must-have item on your Ireland packing list year-round. They’ll keep your feet warm and dry regardless of the circumstances, they’re comfortable to wear, and they can be adorable, too!

This is my pair , and I absolutely love them. Even when my jeans got completely drenched (like just-climbed-out-of-a-pool levels of drenched) during a rainstorm in Dingle, they still kept my feet completely dry.

Kate Storm in a red dress at Hore Abbey. She's sitting on a stone wall looking out at a field of cows. Her boots are recommended for your packing list for Ireland!

First and foremost: any packing list for Ireland requires a rain jacket! 

This is mine , and I love and recommend it. It folds up incredibly well to fit into your suitcase, it’s comfortable and flattering for photos, and–most importantly–it’s completely effective at keeping you dry.

You’ll also want another comfortable, light jacket with you in the summer (I brought a very basic one similar to this on our most recent trip).

In the winter, you’ll want something a bit heavier–think something like this . It doesn’t get extremely cold in Ireland–you won’t need a full-on down parka here–but you’ll definitely want to bundle up.

Kate Storm in a yellow raincoat on the ferry from Inisheer to Doolin. You can see the Cliffs of Moher far off in the distance.


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Even in the summer, a scarf is a great option to bring along–but keep in mind that souvenir stalls and shops selling Irish wool hats, scarves, and gloves (not to mention sweaters) are absolutely everywhere. If you want to bring home some wool souvenirs, you may want to consider holding off on packing these and simply picking them up while you’re in Ireland!

If you’re planning on hitting the spa while in Ireland, or you’re just far more willing to jump into a chilly ocean than we are, consider bringing a bathing suit along to Ireland as well.

Though they’re far from necessary, I also personally love  these cuffs  to mix up my look when wearing boots.

Souvenir shop in Ireland selling wool sweaters. The building is stone and red. If you want to buy wool in Ireland, don't overpack when deciding what to bring to Ireland.

Light sweaters like this  and long-sleeved shirts like this  are great options for Ireland.

Short-sleeve t-shirts like this are also absolutely fine during the summer and are definitely Jeremy’s preference (but maybe throw a light jacket or sweater in your day bag in case of a shift in the weather).

Jeremy Storm drinking a Guinness when spending a couple days in Dublin Ireland

Casual chinos like these and a pair of jeans are just about all you need as far as pants in Ireland go.

If you’re wondering what to wear in Ireland in the summer and are considering bringing shorts, you sure can, especially if you tend to get hot–but in a reversal from most of Europe, you’ll see the occasional local wearing them, and very few tourists in them!

Generally, it stays cool enough in Ireland year-round that shorts aren’t necessary.

Jeremy Storm standing at an overlook in Killarney National Park, facing away from the camera with his arms in the air.

You’ll definitely want comfortable waterproof boots on your packing list for Ireland: Jeremy wore these for the entirety of our most recent trip and found that they were perfect for all occasions.

Ireland’s infamously rainy weather calls for a rain jacket: Jeremy opted not to bring one and definitely had plenty of regrets! This one is a great choice.

You’ll also want a light, preferably water-resistant jacket (Jeremy likes this one ), and if you’re traveling in the colder months, a warmer coat as well.

Jeremy Storm carrying a pacsafe backpack and wearing a gray jacket, looking out over Conor Pass in Ireland

If you’re packing for Ireland outside the summer months, a warm scarf , hat , and gloves are an absolute must!

If you’re planning on hitting the spa while in Ireland, or you’re just far more willing to jump into a chilly ocean than we are, consider bringing a bathing suit with you as well.

Kate Storm and Jeremy Storm standing in front of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland shortly before sunset

Binoculars — Coastal regions in Ireland are home to all sorts of delightful creatures, including a wide variety of birds (like puffins!) and beautiful dolphins. Binoculars are an inexpensive & easy-to-pack item for your Ireland packing list, and they’ll greatly enhance your trip to the coast!

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Basic Medication — Some people prefer to buy medication for basic headaches, fevers, and stomach aches as needed, but we prefer to bring our own along–no one likes tracking down pharmacies when they’re sick, right?

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In May 2016, I left my suburban life in the USA and became a full-time traveler. Since then, I have visited 50+ countries on 5 continents and lived in Portugal, developing a special love of traveling in Europe (especially Italy) along the way. Today, along with my husband Jeremy and dog Ranger, I’m working toward my eventual goal of splitting my life between Europe and the USA.

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Where would you stay in Cohb? My cousins and I are planning a trip to Ireland in May.

We didn’t stay within Cobh, but I was booking a hotel for myself, I’d look for something with an 8.0 rating or hire on Booking(.)com that was within walking distance of the Cobh Heritage Center (most things in town are).

We took a day trip to Cobh from Macroom and stayed in this fantastic B&B, though sadly it looks like they may not be taking reservations right now:

Hi. What is your opinion of our (2 60 year old ladies) plan for our first trip to Ireland? We don’t want to rush around, so 3 days in Dublin (Temple); 3 days in Athlone (no reason – it looks pretty); and three days in Howth to completely unwind or catch up on anything we missed in Dublin. We are not renting a car and our main goal is history and nature by day, good food and old world pubs at night.

We are travelling late March, 2024.

Personally, we love the Irish countryside the most, so I’d be tempted to recommend that you head to some smaller villages and coastal viewpoints if you can! Ireland is not the easiest company for public transportation, but there is a workable bus system.

In your case, you might want to consider signing up for a guided day trip or two as well, as it’ll allow you to access less-populated spots without driving. Howth is lovely but small, so if you’d like to go further afield, trimming a day trip there in order to visit somewhere else (many day trips leave from the Dublin area) could be a good option.

We personally love the west coast (the Dingle Peninsula is one of our favorite places in Ireland), but the whole country is beautiful!

Hope you guys have an amazing trip!

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What to pack for Ireland in June

What to pack for Ireland in June: full packing list and insider tips to be comfortable and stylish in Ireland at the beginning of summer!

June is a wonderful month for visiting Ireland.

A proper summer month, June in Ireland sees some lovely sunny days, long hours of daylight, blossoms everywhere and even chances for al fresco dining, something you may not associate much with Ireland but can be an absolute delight!

Packing for June in Ireland is relatively easy: while you cannot go full on summer clothing only, you will not need heavy coats, boots or other bulky items and will be ok with just an extra layer for chillier hours and, of course, some protection for the possible rain shower.

So if a trip to the Emerald Isle in June is on your plans, you are in for a treat and I am more than happy to help you get ready for it.

This is my complete, tried and tested packing list for Ireland in June.

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What to pack for Ireland in June: essentials

I am going to start this packing list with  essentials for all seasons  and then drill down on the specifics for the month of June.

  • Passport and Visa if required (find Visa requirements for Ireland here )
  • Driving Licence
  • International driving license if needed (check here Ireland’s driving requirements)
  • Kids’ birth certificate and authorization to travel letter of the child’s guardian should be traveling to Ireland alone with a child with a different surname as yours (not always asked in practice but this has happened to us so I always recommend being extra safe!)
  • Medication and prescriptions for ongoing conditions/ needs
  • A print out of your reservations (cars, hotels, tours etc)

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Medications and toiletries

  • A well-stocked first-aid kit
  • Moisturizing cream for face/hands with UV protection (the combination of sun and wind can be taxing on the skin)
  • Allergy tablets – please note that over the counter medications in Ireland may differ from those at home. If you suffer from hay fever, I recommend you bring your own. June in Ireland can be pretty intense if you suffer from hay fever as the flowers are pollens are in full force
  • Paracetamol or similar for pain / fever

All your basic toiletries including:

  • Body wash/shampoo/conditioner
  • Shaving cream/blade
  • Women sanitary supplies
  • Brush/comb/detangler
  • Moisturizing cream for face /body
  • Nail clipper
  • Makeup if using

What to wear in Ireland in June

June is usually a lovely month in Ireland, a time of sunny days, mild temperatures and even the occasional proper hot day!

While temperatures are never excessively high, it may surprise you how strong the sun can be in Ireland in summer, especially in the middle of the day.

While you will not find yourself wearing a summer dress if staying out morning to evening (you will get chilly as the sun hoes down) you may well find yourself wishing you had shorts on or a cotton dress and sandals and locals will even brave the sea for swimming.

  • The average temperature in Ireland in June is 13.5C/56F
  • The average number of rainy days in Ireland in June is 21

Need to know : While the number of rainy days may seem incredibly high for a summer month, June is usually not that bad when it comes to rain. Even on a bad day, you get showers of rain more than a solid downpour and they usually do not interfere too much with sightseeing. They may even make the countryside look more atmospheric and romantic Unlike in the winter, when rain is plain annoying!)

When it comes to what to wear in Ireland in June, this is my list of clothing essentials:

  • Wind breaker
  • Light scarf
  • Short-sleeve tops
  • Light cardigan (if used to very hot climates, you may need light wool otherwise cotton is enough)
  • Long pants/ jeans
  • A summer dress / shorts
  • Good walking shoes such as sneakers/runners
  • A pair of nicer shoes (ballerina flats work well in this season)
  • Good walking sandals (I like Teva sandals: comfortable and pretty versatile)
  • Underwear and socks
  • Pajama/nightwear
  • Special gear for surfing/hiking if needed
  • Swimsuit and flip flops
  • Sunglasses: Ireland can get really bright in June!

What to wear in Ireland in June if staying in a castle:  Some castle hotels, some high-end restaurants and clubs do request their guests to abide by a certain dress code, especially for the evening meal. Information for each is available on the website of the structure in question, however, usually, this means shirt/tie/suit for men, no sneakers and no denim for both men and women. Nice sandals for ladies are ok.

What to pack for Ireland in June: tech and gadgets

  • Phone with good roaming plan or local sim card
  • Hands-free phone holder for car
  • Power bank / extra battery pack for charging all your tech
  • Ireland travel adapter (3 pins)
  • Tablet/kindle if using
  • Binoculars for bird watching
  • Camera, if separate from the phone
  • Wind resistant travel umbrella
  • Reusable water bottle

Luggage and bags

You don’t need all of this however, I recommend you choose your bags for Ireland wisely so you don’t’ find yourself awkwardly dragging stuff around!

  • Hardshell luggage if driving (super handy to stack in the trunk of the car)
  • Travel backpack if traveling light / using the bus or train
  • Reusable tote bag for picnics etc
  • Wet/dry bags  especially if traveling with young kids
  • Packing cubes  – I find these absolutely wonderful to fit more into just one bag! I use one per child and two per adults and this keeps us going for 1 week / 10 days.

Need to know : if counting on doing laundry on the road, make sure you double check with your hosts that you will have access to a washing machine and a dryer. If staying in B&Bs and guesthouses, access to laundry facilities may not be possible – make sure you plan ahead!

What to pack for the kids

  • Safe and Ireland authorities approved car seat ( official rules here )
  • Kids travel pillow for the plane/car
  • Well stocked changing bag
  • All-terrain stroller (I prefer these in Ireland to the super-light ones: they are much better when exploring the Irish amazing countryside)
  • Sun hat and sunglasses for baby

You usually do not need to carry your own high chair or toddler crib: Ireland hotels and restaurants tend to be well equipped and, most of the time, will be able to provide what you need.

If staying in smaller properties and B&Bs, ask for a cot in advance to make sure they have one available on your dates.

I hope you found this packing list for Ireland in June useful. Safe travels!

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Dublin in June - Aviva Stadium across the River Dodder

Things to do in Dublin in June at a Glance

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  • Celebrate Pride
  • Check out the Dublin City Spectacular
  • Place Your Bets: Ireland Greyhound Racing
  • Get a Taste of Dublin
  • Take A Walk Through History at Blessington Street Basin
  • Go Birdwatching in Merrion Square Park
  • Go Kayaking on the Grand Canal
  • Explore Bloom in the Park
  • Enjoy Lunch at Merrion Square Market
  • Stroll Through Iveagh Gardens
  • Hike the Dodder River 
  • Hike to Poolbeg Lighthouse
  • Conquer Killiney Hill
  • Walk in Ulysses' Footsteps
  • Get Snap Happy with Flowery Doors
  • Rock Out at Aviva Stadium
  • Picnic Perfection at Grand Canal Dock
  • Seek Out Dublin Craft Beer
  • Catch a Gig at the Button Factory
  • Visit the National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History
  • Get in Touch with Jonathan Swift at Marsh's Library
  • See a Play at the Gate Theatre
  • Catch a Trad Session at the Old Storehouse
  • Catch a Play at the Olympia Theatre
  • Dalkey Book Festival

Things to do in Dublin in June in Detail

What to do in dublin in june if the weather is nice, 1. celebrate pride.

Dublin in June - Celebrating Pride

2. Check out the Dublin City Spectacular

Juggler at the Dublin City Spectacular in Dublin in June

3. Place Your Bets: Ireland Greyhound Racing

Dublin in June - Greyhound Racing

4. Get a Taste of Dublin

Chef Norman Musa at Taste of Dublin in June

5. Take A Walk Through History at Blessington Street Basin

Carvings in a stone wall at Blessington Street Basin in Dublin in June

6. Go Birdwatching in Merrion Square Park

Robin in Merrion Square Park in Dublin in June

7. Go Kayaking on the Grand Canal

Kayaking on the Grand Canal in Dublin in June

8. Explore Bloom in the Park

Garden display at Bloom in the Park in Dublin in June

9. Enjoy Lunch at Merrion Square Market

10. stroll through iveagh gardens.

Waterfall in Iveagh Gardens in Dublin in June

11. Hike the Dodder River 

Path along the River Dodder in Dublin in June

12. Hike to Poolbeg Lighthouse

Poolbeg Lighthouse in Dublin in June

13. Conquer Killiney Hill

Killiney Hill in Dublin in June

14. Walk in Ulysses' Footsteps

Window display at Sweny's Pharmacy in Dublin in June

15. Get Snap Happy with Flowery Doors

Door surrounded by red flowers in Dublin in June

16. Rock Out at Aviva Stadium

The Eagles playing Aviva Stadium in Dublin in June

17. Picnic Perfection at Grand Canal Dock

Grand Canal Dock in Dubin in June

What to do in Dublin in June if it Rains

18. seek out dublin craft beer.

Craft beer taps in Dublin in June

19. Catch a Gig at the Button Factory

They Might Be Giants at the Button Factory in Dublin

20. Visit the National Museum of Ireland: Decorative Arts & History

Collins Barracks in Dublin in June

21. Get in Touch with Jonathan Swift at Marsh's Library

Gate leading to Marsh's Library in Dublin

22. See a Play at the Gate Theatre

23. catch a trad session at the old storehouse.

Black and white photo of Irish Trad music performers at the Old Storehouse in Dublin

24. Catch a Play at the Olympia Theatre

Facade of the Olympia Theatre in Dublin in June

25. Dalkey Book Festival 

Panel Discussion at the Dalkey Book Festival in Dublin in June

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Where to stay in dublin in june, i lived in dublin for 12 years, so i haven't availed of that many hotels here. however, i can personally recommend the following hotels based on my experience staying there: the wilder townhouse  is a boutique hotel that was once a home for retired governesses. it's situated in a 19th century brick building just a short walk to the national concert hall and st. stephen's green. the breakfast here is outstanding, the beds are comfy, and the rooms are named after former residents. the grand canal hotel  is a more budget-friendly option with a craft beer bar called the gasworks attached. it's close to the google offices in grand canal dock. the charlemont hilton  is conveniently located along the grand canal and within easy walking distance of dublin city centre,  ranelagh , and  rathmines . i found the hotel room to be well-insulated from noise and i got a great night's sleep. i can also recommend a few other hotels that my family has stayed in: the marker  is a posh hotel with a fabulous rooftop bar in grand canal dock. the dylan  is a boutique hotel in a historic building in ballsbridge. it's walking distance to dublin city centre and just around the corner from the vibrant shops, restaurants, and pubs on historic baggot street. the schoolhouse hotel  is truly unique and is located in a historic school house. it's also home to one of my favorite pubs in ireland. in my experience, the best neighborhoods to stay in dublin depend on your preferences. if you want to be in the heart of it all, stay around stephen's green. ballsbridge or grand canal dock is a good choice if you want to be central, but not too central. in general, areas south of the  river liffey  are considered more "posh" and areas north of the liffey can be a bit edgier. i don't recommend staying in temple bar (it will be noisy) there are a number of hostels and cheaper accommodation along gardiner street on the north side. this is definitely an edgier part of town and i wouldn't recommend it., getting to dublin in june, dublin airport is extremely well connected to the uk and europe thanks to aer lingus and  ryanair . you'll find a wide range of point-to-point connections to get you to ireland. for transatlantic flights to the us, dublin has the advantage of having us pre-clearance. this means that you can clear us customs and immigration in dublin airport, so you can go straight to your connection or to baggage claim when you arrive in the us. to get to dublin from asia, india, or australia/new zealand, i recommend flying through dubai on emirates. i've personally flown  emirates business class  and  emirates first class , and i highly recommend the experience. you can also connect to dublin from almost anywhere in the world via airports like lisbon, amsterdam schiphol, frankfurt, paris, or istanbul. to get from dublin airport to the city center, you can take a taxi for about €30. there is a surcharge for transportation late at night and on sundays. the aircoach or dublin bus are more economical options. unfortunately, dublin airport is not served by rail., should you visit dublin in june.

  • June in Dublin features the longest days of the year so you'll have plenty of daylight hours to explore.
  • There are fun festivals to explore including iconic Bloomsday.
  • There is a decent probability of nice weather.

Stone arch covered in ivy at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin

  • If your hotel doesn't have blackout curtains, you may have trouble sleeping when the pre-dawn glow peeks in your window at 4 am.
  • June is one of the busiest times of year to visit Dublin, especially if you go later in the year.
  • It's hard to leave things to chance or you may miss out. It's a good idea to structure your Dublin itinerary and book both hotels, attractions, and restaurant reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Extremely helpful

Nordic Visitor offers a package for every type of traveller. Travel consultants are extremely helpful and steer travellers to the perfect package to meet their interests.

Truly enjoyed our trip

Truly enjoyed our trip to Scotland and Ireland and the ease in travel. The itinerary booklets and maps were essential and used daily during our trip. We loved our trip and have shared your website with several friends already. We have 2 sets of friends looking at doing the same trip next year and one considering your Iceland package. Look forward to booking with you again!

We will use Nordic Visitor again

This was our third Nordic Visitor trip. We truly like the format of being able to travel on our own but with hotels and our car pre-booked and suggested itineraries. We will use Nordic Visitor again.

The best trip I've ever been on

This was a great tour, well laid out and hitting the highlights. Touring with a small group is always much smoother and more amicable and our group became fast friends. I can't say enough about our tour guide Brian. He brought a wealth of knowledge, not only about our destinations, but also local history, geography, language, customs as well as funny anecdotes. My daughter-in-law said "This was the best trip I've ever been on".

So grateful we went with Nordic Visitor

We had such an amazing experience with Nordic Visitor who hosted the "Wonders of Ireland" 8-day tour. The group was small, 16 people, so we could use a large van rather than the huge buses that take forever for people to load/unload at each stop. The hotels were top notch, the sites we visited were diverse and enjoyable (distilleries, castles, gardens, waterfalls). Our tour guide Brian was truly incredible. He had a wealth of knowledge about the history, music and folklore of Ireland. He made the trip both informative and fun, and helped the group come together with his warm and engaging personality. Melissa our driver was also fantastic - kind, helpful and chatty. They both went above and beyond to ensure everyone was cared for and enjoyed the journey. I was torn about which company to use, and am so grateful we went with Nordic Visitor.

Well-organised tour

The tour was very well-organised and structured to maximise the time on the road and the sites worth seeing along the way. The self-driving allowed me to spend time as I saw fit. Ireland is truly a beautiful country with friendly people. 

I will use Nordic Visitor again!

We toured the highlights of Ireland via private vehicle and guide. All of our accommodation were very nice and what we requested. Our guide/driver was excellent! He went the extra mile for us in every way. The Nordic Visitor representative listened to what we wanted for our trip and delivered a great package. I was sent in depth details of the sites we could see at each stop and suggestions as to their top three choices. All the information provided was very helpful. I will use this company again!

Nordic Visitor's website and logistics were first-rate. Overall we had a wonderful time getting to see Scotland and Ireland, connecting with ancestry and generally enjoying all the arrangements made for us.

Great tour itinerary and accommodation. Nordic Visitor did all the hard work of booking places to stay and allowed us to just enjoy our trip. 

Getting to Ireland

Ireland has 10 airports, with the three main international ports being: Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Unless customised to begin elsewhere, all Nordic Visitor tours in Ireland start and end in Dublin, the capital city.

Flight times to Ireland are, for example, 6 hours from New York City or Boston and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Ireland include (but are not limited to) Aer Lingus, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, Ryanair, and KLM.

The Republic of Ireland is on GMT time. If your journey involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Dublin to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that your flights to Ireland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages. However, if you have booked a combination tour of Scotland and Ireland, we include flight costs between the two countries in the package price.


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If you’re keen to travel to Ireland in June, read on for our expert advice on what it’s like to visit at this time of year. We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions so you can plan your summer trip.

What are the best things to do in Ireland in June?

The ideal Irish holiday consists of exploring the cities as well as the countryside, to take in the culture, history and beauty of the Emerald Isle. June is the perfect month to do so!

During this summer month, you can visit all of Ireland’s top attractions and try plenty of activities. From sailing to fishing, and even surfing, hiking, and attending festivals, June will keep you busy.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Ireland in June:

  • Travel the Wild Atlantic Way along Ireland's west coast
  • Admire the lush, green natural scenery
  • Go hiking in the rugged hills and along high sea cliffs
  • Discover prehistoric and Stone Age monuments
  • Sail to one or more of the west coast islands
  • Explore picturesque, ancient ruins and castles
  • Learn about Ireland’s early Christian and Celtic history
  • Sit in a beer garden of a typical pub listening to live music
  • Get a taste of Ireland with delicious local food and brew
  • Visit the buzzing cities, charming towns and fishing villages
  • When you’re ready to plan your ideal tour to the Emerald Isle, browse our  Ireland self-drive , small group and privately guided packages
  • You can also get inspired by checking out these  classic holiday packages in Ireland

What are the most popular events in Ireland in June?

There are many events taking place in Ireland at this time of year, some of which you might want to attend during your tour.

The most popular events in June are:

  • Dublin Pride
  • Irish Derby
  • Taste of Dublin
  • Bloomsday Festival
  • Cork Midsummer Festival
  • Mourne International Walking Festival (Northern Ireland)

It’s good to note that the first Monday of June is a bank holiday in Ireland. This marks the start of the high season and it’s a popular weekend for travel getaways.

What are the best places to visit in Ireland in June?

June is a great month to travel to Ireland and visit its towns, historic sites and natural highlights. More so, you’ll enjoy plenty of daylight hours and fair weather, ideal conditions for exploring.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Ireland in June:

  • Explore the historic capital, Dublin , including Trinity College and St Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Go for a walk in the lunar-like landscape of the Burren or the Killarney National Park
  • Admire the dramatic scenery of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare
  • Hike at Ben Bulben  or in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks
  • Visit popular historic sites such as Blarney Castle
  • Take in the seaside beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Sail to the stunning Aran Islands to visit a prehistoric fort
  • Pop by Galway to experience this buzzing city and listen to live Irish music
  • See the highlights of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula
  • Read our expert blog to learn more about the best places to visit during your Irish tour

What is the weather like in Ireland in June?

When travelling to Ireland in summer, the weather is generally pleasant. June marks the start of the warmer season, so you can expect highs of 17°C (63°F) and lows of 10°C (50°F).

What are June temperatures in Ireland?

The average temperature is around 15°C (59°F) in June. You might experience some lovely warm, sunny days in Ireland at this time, but the weather can still be changeable.

What to wear in Ireland in June?

When you pack for Ireland, keep in mind that it’s good to be ready for all kinds of weather. Even in June when the conditions are at their best, you may encounter some cooler or wet days.

Bring plenty of light clothing so you can enjoy the sun. Also pack additional layers to be able to remove or add clothes depending on the day’s weather.

Here is a list of packing essentials for your Ireland tour in June:

  • Lightweight layers, including t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and shorts
  • Warm jumper
  • Jeans or long trousers
  • Waterproof jacket or shell layers
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Light scarf, hat and gloves
  • Hiking boots and socks
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Not sure when to book your tour of Ireland? Browse our guide to the  best time to visit Ireland
  • Find out more about visiting Ireland earlier, in April and May , or later, in July or August

What are the daylight hours in June in Ireland?

In June, the daylight hours are around the longest of the year with the arrival of the summer solstice. This means you’ll enjoy plenty of daytime brightness to explore Ireland to your heart’s content. You can expect around 17 hours of daylight per day.

In Dublin, the sun rises around 5 AM and sets between 9:45 PM and 10 PM throughout the month.

How to travel in Ireland in June?

You can explore Ireland at your own pace on a self-drive itinerary. But if you want someone else to take care of the driving, then go for a privately guided or small group tour. With an escorted package, you'll have the added benefit of being able to learn from a knowledgeable local guide as you go.

All of our tours combine the best of Ireland's cities with stunning natural attractions in the countryside. 

How to spend 1 week in Ireland

We recommend at least 6 to 8 days on the Emerald Isle. This will give you enough time to soak up the local culture, visit fascinating historic attractions and see beautiful Irish countryside.

All of our tours begin in Dublin and include top attractions, such as the Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry and Blarney Castle.

Here’s an example of a one-week Ireland road trip itinerary:

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Dublin.
  • Day 2 – Tour the west coast. Spend the night in Galway.
  • Day 3 – Explore Connemara or the Aran Islands. Overnight in Galway.
  • Day 4 – See the Cliffs of Moher. Overnight in Killarney.
  • Day 5 – Travel the Ring of Kerry. Overnight in Killarney
  • Day 6 – Visit historic sites on your way back to Dublin.
  • Day 7 – Depart from Dublin Airport.

The best part? You won’t have to worry about where you’re going or sleeping, because your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will plan your trip and take care of the details before you arrive.

We reserve your accommodation, plan local transport for your trip, and can book activities to fill your days with more adventures. You’ll also have access to our 24/7 helpline should you need to call us at any point.

  • If you want to take the wheel on a getaway to remember, check out these top Ireland road trips  for inspiration

Want to stay for a longer period of time?

If you want to slow down the pace and take in more Irish attractions, we highly recommend extending your trip to at least 10 days .

With our flexible itineraries, it’s easy to start planning your tour! Pick the amount of time you want to stay in Dublin and then choose how long you want to spend discovering the island.

The possibilities are endless when visiting Ireland. With 10 days or longer, you could visit in more depth. Follow the Wild Atlantic Way route, extend your stay in beloved County Cork, or head into Northern Ireland.

Choose a self-drive tour and you can tailor your trip with additional stops along the way. This is ideal if you want to spend more time in one city than another. Or travel with an expert driver-guide to get a local's insight. Just ask your Nordic Visitor travel consultant for advice on the way to travel that's best for you.

Are you interested in exploring Scotland too?

Combine a tour of Ireland with time in Scotland for an epic Celtic itinerary. We recommend a minimum of 10 days for this, so you can have enough time to get a taste of both countries.

Spend the first 4 to 10 days driving around the rugged Highlands and islands of Scotland. Then follow that up with a trip around Ireland to take in all the jaw-dropping coastal landscapes and historic landmarks.

As tour operators specialising in both of these unforgettable destinations, we can offer tailor-made itineraries that combine the best of both.

Scotland is a great destination to complement a tour to Ireland. Their cultures and history are so closely linked and you’ll be able to meet the locals and get immersed in both.

  • Discover our self-drive, small group and privately guided  combination tours of Scotland and Ireland

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My Ideal Ireland Itinerary 7 Days Road Trip (+ Map)

A re you itching to visit the Emerald Isle but only have a week to explore? It’s a relatively small country, so it’s doable. This Ireland itinerary for 7 days will show you how to enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside and lively Irish culture in a one-week Ireland road trip.

For most travelers, starting and ending your Irish road trip at Dublin Airport makes logical (and financial) sense. But for those who can start their trip in Dublin and end it at Shannon Airport, there are other destinations in this beautiful country you can squeeze into your 7-day Ireland itinerary.

My detailed guide below suggests two different routes for both options. Either way, you’ll have an epic and memorable time in Ireland! It’s one of my favorite countries! Keep in mind, this itinerary does not take into account travel time, most flights from the US will depart in the evening and arrive the next morning.

Ireland Itinerary 7 Days: Option 1 (Dublin to Dublin)

This 7-day Ireland itinerary is based on my actual road trip around Ireland and Northern Ireland with my teen daughter. We had a wonderful time, so I’m sharing many of our lessons and stops to help you make the most of your visit.

Day 1: Dublin to Belfast

Day 2: Belfast to Derry

Day 3: Derry to Westport (or Galway)

Day 4: Westport to Galway

Day 5: Galway to Dublin

Day 6: Dublin

Day 7: Leave Dublin

Alternative Route Thoughts:

If you’re willing to drive and tour at a faster pace, you could try to combine parts of the Northern Ireland itinerary in order to allow you to visit the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula in the southwest of Ireland if you’re set on flying in and out of Dublin.

The Dingle Peninsula Slea Head Drive is considered one of the highlights of the area and the star of the Wild Atlantic Way region. But it is on the opposite end of the island from Northern Ireland, so with only 7 days, adjustments are needed. My route includes some of the Wild Atlantic Way between Westport and Galway, and is more accessible. However, some feel strongly about visiting the Dingle Peninsula.

Look at my list of things to do and see and decide which are your priorities if the Dingle Peninsula (pretty drive that will take about 3 hours) is a priority, AND you have to fly in and out of Dublin. If you want to prioritize Northern Ireland and the southwest area of Republic of Ireland, you might look at a route like this: Dublin – Derry – Galway – Dingle/Killarney (2 nights) – Dublin (2 nights)

I wouldn’t choose this fast pace, but it is an option if you’re trying to make the most of a limited week. The better option in my opinion would be to try to add on a day or two. Ideally, you’d plan a 10 day Ireland itinerary if you want to see most of the highlights. Or just plan to come back again!

My recommendation if you only have 7 days and want to see most of the popular regions is to fly into Dublin and out of Shannon Airport, which I list that alternate itinerary farther down in my post.

Day 1: Arrive in Dublin Airport and Explore Belfast

Waste no time at Dublin Airport by renting a car and driving north to Northern Ireland. Many flights from North America are red eye so you can start your 7 day Ireland itinerary in the morning. Don’t worry, you’ll end your trip in Dublin.

Renting a Car in Ireland

Take note that, unless you specify, your rental car will have a manual transmission. Request an automatic if you don’t want to tackle switching gears and driving on the left side of the road! Trust me, this isn’t the time to learn to drive standard or to try and remember that time in your childhood when you borrowed your buddy’s stick shift car.

You will need to have full coverage auto insurance for accidents or damage. Many times I rely on my credit card for car rental insurance, the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Reserve both have primary rental car coverage. But, confirm that Ireland and Northern Ireland aren’t excluded from your coverage.

Also, be prepared to show proof of the coverage at the rental counter. This can typically be printed from your benefits page but consider calling or chatting with customer care to ask for written proof of rental coverage. Otherwise, you’ll need to add collision coverage to your rental.

You can use Google Maps to navigate Ireland’s narrow roads, but it will often take you the fastest way which isn’t always the best way for tourists. We had a GPS device added to our rental and found it would sometimes route us differently than Google Maps.

Most of the time Google Maps was great but twice we should have listened to the GPS, one of which was driving back to Dublin from Cliffs of Moher when Google Maps took us back roads that were very tight and slow going and the GPS would have gotten us onto a highway much faster.

On your first day, head to Northern Ireland. The total drive time from Dublin to Belfast is just under two hours covering 162 km/100 miles, so you should have plenty of time to explore Killeavy before traveling to Belfast and staying there one night.

Note: The Republic of Ireland measures speed in kilometers/hr while Northern Ireland measures in miles/hr. Money is also different as Northern Ireland uses the British Pound Sterling (£) and Ireland uses the Euro (€).

Malahide or Killeavy

You’ll hop in your car and start heading to Northern Ireland but I recommend at least one stop along the way to help get outdoors and help your body adjust to the time change. There are two stops I’d recommend as you make your way to Belfast, either Malahide or Killeavy. Both will help you get outdoors and have a castle.

Malahide is what I’d consider a Dublin suburb. It’s home to the popular Malahide Castle and Gardens, which is a more touristy operated castle with decor and extensive gardens. Malahide is also on the coast and there is a popular 4 km Malahide to Portmarnock Coastal Walk to get an outdoor fix on your first day. The town itself has a large number of cute restaurants and shops for a great afternoon break on your first day.

If you’re looking to get out of the city on your first day, plan for a stop in Killeavy instead. Located just over the Northern Irish border, Killeavy is a small town and a great place to stop for a break in an official area of natural beauty.

Check out Killeavy Castle Estate (there’s a hotel there now but you can still check out the castle grounds) or the Slieve Gullion Forest Park. This area of woodland has links to Celtic mythology! If you’re in Killeavy around lunchtime, stop at Johnny Murphy’s Bar and Restaurant for a bite to eat.

And if you’re not in a rush and have an extra night beyond this 7-day itinerary, consider booking a stay at the Killeavy Castle Estate. It’s absolutely beautiful and a great way to unwind after a busy travel day. We overnighted in Killeavy and even visited their spa to help us relax after traveling. The extra day helps you relax and start to acclimate to the time change.

If you’re not staying overnight in Killeavy and following my 7 day itinerary, hop back in your car and head to Belfast next.

Political Mural Black Cab Tour

When you arrive in Belfast, park your rental car and let a tour guide drive you around for a change! From the 1970s to the 1990s, Belfast was at the center of a pivotal moment in Irish history called ‘the Troubles’. 

A great way to learn more about it is to book a Black Cab Tour around all the neighborhoods and dozens of political murals that document the era. Driving is much faster than a walking tour which is ideal because there are lots of things to do in Belfast!

Shopping in Belfast

Need souvenirs or just have lots of room in your suitcase to fill? St. George’s Market is a 19th-century covered weekend market selling everything from street food to antiques. Born in Belfast is a great place to shop for local, artisanal gifts. Note that it’s only open on the weekend.

Note: Ireland’s currency is the Euro but Northern Ireland uses Great British Pounds. Bring a good travel credit card with no foreign exchange fees so you can pay in both currencies with no problems. We didn’t need cash at all during our trip as everywhere we visited accepted credit cards.

Ride Hydrobikes on the River Lagan

Dublin has the River Liffey, but Belfast has the River Lagan. Take a fun, self-guided tour down this river on hydro bikes and see landmarks like the Prince Albert Clock, the yellow Harland & Wolf cranes, and the Big Fish. Check out Lagan Adventures to learn more about booking this fun water activity!

This is a fun activity that is unique, but can be skipped if you’re running low on time or would rather have more time at the Titanic museum.

Titanic Belfast Experience

While riding the hydro bikes you’ll sail past the Titanic Quarter, home of Belfast’s docks and where the infamous ship was built in the early 1910s. Titanic Belfast is a state-of-the-art experience that opened in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic on its first voyage.

You can learn more about the ship’s design, the people who built it, and everything else there is to know about the Titanic. You can even find violins and deckchairs found on the Titanic’s wreckage among the exhibits. It can be an emotional experience for some, but is a must-do for anyone who is fascinated by the Titanic story.

Evening in Belfast

Belfast has tons of fantastic restaurants in its Cathedral Quarter. Check out The Dirty Onion and Yardbird for a more relaxed meal or The Muddlers Club for fine dining. Don’t forget to check out the cool neon signs down Commercial Court which look best on a dark, rainy evening.

Overnight in Belfast

You’ll spend your first night in Belfast and I have two great hotel recommendations for you. Ten Square Hotel was where I stayed most recently and is in a central location with a view of the beautiful City Hall building.

And the Maldron Hotel Belfast City is also centrally located, upscale, and has amazing reviews. I also love that both these hotels have restaurants in case you’re too tired to go out after arriving and just want to grab dinner, or breakfast, at your hotel.

Day 2: Drive the Scenic Causeway Coast

On the first full day of your Ireland itinerary for 7 days, you could drive straight to Derry from Belfast along the motorway (the name for highways in Ireland). But then you’d miss the scenic drive along the Causeway Coast. This drive was possibly our favorite part of the entire trip!

This coastline stretches across the top of Northern Ireland and features otherworldly landforms, medieval castles, rope bridges, and more. You can even see out to Scotland on this scenic route (on a clear day).

Driving from Belfast to Derry via the coast is approximately 114 miles in distance and will take three hours without stops. Set off early so you have as much time to make stops as possible, trust me, the views are amazing and you’ll want plenty of time to enjoy the trip.

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

With a history dating back 250 years, fishermen used to cross this rope bridge (an older version of the one installed in 2008!) to catch salmon on a small island. Carrick-A-Rede is a 66 ft-long rope bridge suspended 100 ft above the Antrim coast and offers an exciting experience as well as incredible sea and coastal views. The water around the coast here is so blue, you’ll think you’re in the Caribbean.

The hike is about 1.8 miles and will take you about an hour to an hour and a half to explore. I would consider it a simple walk for people used to physical activity, but does require effort and stamina. I highly recommend pre-booking your visit as they do limit access and you don’t want to show up and have access sold out for that time frame.

If you’re craving a snack or drink, stop by Carrick-A-Rede Bar & Restaurant before or after your bridge walk. It’s located past the rope bridge if you’re driving from Belfast, so works well as a stop after your walk on your way to the next stop, Giant’s Causeway.

Giant’s Causeway

Your next stop is one of the best things to do on the entire island of Ireland, hands down. The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a four-mile-long stretch of coastline comprising thousands of basalt columns that interlock in an otherworldly form.

You can walk over these columns as much as you want for as long as you want, it’s completely free to visit! You just need to pay for the parking lot and visitor center.

I’ve walked town below on the rocks on a trip and most recently we did the cliff hike above the coastline and it offers a completely different view of the landscape. A great activity for active visitors, although there is a shuttle you can pay for to help drive you from the visitors center down to the main rock formations if you have mobility issues.

Afterwards, head into the nearby town of Bushmills for lunch where you can eat at Lorna’s Kitchen or Flash in the Pan fish and chip shop.

Dunluce Castle

Just a few minutes along the coast from the Giant’s Causeway is a beautiful ruined castle overlooking the coastline, Dunluce Castle. This 16th-century castle was once the main stronghold of Clan MacDonnell. Of all the castles to visit in Northern Ireland, this one is convenient and offers some amazing coastal lookout views!

Overnight in Derry

Derry (aka Londonderry) is Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, so you’ll have no trouble finding places to eat for dinner or things to do. If you arrive in Derry early, make sure you see the Peace Bridge over the River Foyle, Free Derry Corner, and The Derry Walls. These are 17th-century defensive walls that circle the city and offer the best views.

One of my daughter’s absolute favorite stops on our trip was our overnight in Derry. While many itineraries will have you skip this city so that you can immediately get to the west coast of Ireland, I’m chiming in to say it’s worth stopping here.

We arrived in Derry in the evening and walked the entire circle of the walls. The walls encircle the central part of the city and it’s about a mile walk. There are multiple access points on and off the walls, so it’s a convenient and fun way to get around the city.

For dinner, Castle Street Social is a cool, laidback bistro and The Bentley Bar is better for live Irish music and grills. We loved our upscale pub dinner at the Wig Champagne Bar in Bishops Gate Hotel . I’ve stayed at this hotel twice and have loved it every time. It is a luxury property, but the price is not as crazy as you might expect.

Day 3: Explore Derry and Drive to Westport (or Galway)

Derry is Northern Ireland’s second city, so spend enough time visiting the main sites. But don’t linger too long, because on the third day of your Ireland itinerary for 7 days, you’ll be driving back into the Republic of Ireland and along the west coast.

Driving from Derry to Westport in County Mayo will take approximately three hours to cover 149 miles/240 km. It will take a little longer to make a stop well worth visiting en route ! Spend one night in Westport or the surrounding area. If you don’t spend too long in Derry, you could overnight in Galway instead of Westport.

If you like visiting eclectic museums, you’ll spoiled for choice in Derry. Museum of Free Derry covers the region’s local civil rights history, The Siege Museum specifically covers a specific historical moment in 1689, and the Foyle Valley Railway Museum with lots of old-timey trains.

If you haven’t already, watch the hilarious Netflix sitcom Derry Girls which is set in this city. There’s a mural of the main characters on Orchard Street, as well as lots of other murals you’ll see as you walk around.

Make the first stop on this part of your road trip to the city of Sligo, a place known for its literary heritage (W.B. Yeats was born here). Make a stop for lunch at the traditional Walker 1781 pub which serves a mix of light, European fare.

Ashford Castle

Continue driving towards Westport but make a slight detour south to Ashford Castle. This 13th-century estate is now a hotel, but you’re free to wander its lavish interiors and well-manicured gardens.

If you have the bank balance, you could always stay overnight here instead of Westport. Keep in mind that this five-star hotel could set you back around $1,000 a night!

Overnight in Westport (or Galway)

Since Westport is a large town on Ireland’s west coast, you have plenty of dinner options. Cobbler’s Bar & Courtyard is a relaxed grill or check out Friends Bistro which is a good all-rounder for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For overnighting, consider staying at The Wyatt Hotel in the heart of town or the Westport Coast Hotel on the water.

If you have time, take a stroll along the Carrowbeg River. There are lots of cute medieval bridges like the Doris Brothers Bridge.

Alternative option: if you’re willing to leave Derry early and drive farther, you can try to combine parts of days 3 and 4 and overnight in Galway. This will allow you to use day 5 to drive the Dingle Peninsula and possibly see Cork on your way back to Dublin.

This will not be a relaxed road trip and will require early starts, but it will give you the chance to see one of the other most popular tourist regions of Ireland during your 7 days. If you choose to overnight in Galway, consider staying in the main central city area at the well-rated Park House Hotel or The Huntsman Inn .

We stayed at the g Hotel and Spa and found the location out of the way and not ideal for strolling the streets of Galway. But the property does have nice rooms and restaurants, plus a spa. It reminded me of a US casino hotel experience.

Day 4: Explore Connemara National Park and Galway

Ireland has six national parks, and you’ll be able to visit at least one by following this Ireland itinerary for 7 days. Visiting during the summer months is a great time to visit Ireland as you can take advantage of the long days and good weather (well, better weather) for outdoor activities.

Westport is only 78.5 km/49 miles north of Galway City (which will take just over one hour to drive without stopping) but there are some great things to do on your journey along the west coast.

Ireland’s entire stretch of coast along the Atlantic Ocean is called the Wild Atlantic Way. It stretches 2,600 km/1600 miles from Malin Head in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork. You won’t have time to drive the entire scenic route during your week in Ireland, but you will see some of it on Days 4 and 5. Stay in overnight in Galway.

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

While there are tons of beautiful stately homes across the country, none are as special as Kylemore Abbey. This 19th-century mansion has been occupied by Benedictine nuns since the 1920s and they’re still there today. You can tour the house and walk around the gardens as well as visit the nearby Kylemore Church.

One of the best things about this abbey is its stunning location. It’s surrounded by woodland and sits on the banks of the Pollacapall Lough on the edge of Connemara National Park.

Connemara National Park

Speaking of the national park, it’s also worth a stop on your drive. Poke your head into the Visitor Center and if you have the time, tackle the nearby Lower Diamond Hill Trail. It’s only a 1.8-mile loop walk and you can continue onto the Upper Diamond Hill Trail if that trail is too easy. 

Just a stone’s throw further than Connemara National Park is Clifden, a cute, small town on the coast. Off The Square Restaurant is the perfect stone-walled café to stop for lunch, and there are some interesting memorials dotted around the hills outside the town.

Walk along the coast to the John D’Arcy Monument, dedicated to the founder of Clifden, or drive to the Alcock and Brown Memorial. These British pilots completed the first nonstop transatlantic flight in 1919 which landed right outside of Clifden.

As the home of traditional Irish music and other Celtic legends, Galway is an essential stop on any Ireland itinerary for 7 days. Head to the colorful Latin Quarter where there are dozens of colorful pubs. Many licensed pubs allow accompanied children to enter until 9 pm, so check for notices around the door before entering.

Galway’s main street, Quay Street, stretches through the Latin Quarter and this is where you can find stores selling the famous Claddaugh jewelry. These Celtic pieces have a unique symbol with two hands to represent friendship, a heart to represent love and a crown for loyalty. They are the perfect souvenir!

Head under the Spanish Arch to the harbor and check out the Galway City Museum if you want to learn more about the city’s local and maritime history. Check out the Róisín Dubh for the best live music performances in the city. 

For dinner, The Dough Bros is budget and kid-friendly. Tigh Neachtain Pub & Restaurant has the best of both local Irish cuisine and traditional folk performances.

Day 5: Witness the Cliffs of Moher and Drive to Dublin

It’s time to get back to Dublin so you can explore Ireland’s capital city before hopping on your flight back home. Not before swinging by one of the most beautiful places in Ireland, of course.

Driving from Galway to Dublin via the famous Cliffs of Moher in County Clare and Limerick will take approximately five hours as you’ll need to cover 356 km/226 miles. Stay overnight in Dublin for the last two nights of your 7-day itinerary in Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk and Visitor Center

Drive from Galway to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center and learn more about the formation of these incredible sea cliffs. They climb 702 feet tall at their highest point and stretch 14km/nine miles along the coast.

Then, walk out to the coastal path and explore different vantage points. On a clear day, you should be able to see out to the Aran Islands. Many companies run day tours to the Aran Islands from Galway, but you might not have time on your 7-day Ireland itinerary.

Lunch in Limerick

Stop for lunch in Limerick, the fourth-largest city on the island. You have lots of options but Story Café is perfect if you want to eat something light while The Locke Bar Gastro Pub is perfect for a filling sit-down meal.

Hang around before continuing to Dublin as there are lots of things to do in Limerick. Visit the 19th-century Milk Market where you can pick up souvenirs or snacks for your ride. King John’s Castle is an imposing medieval fortress that sits right on the River Shannon that you can visit too. 

Evening in Dublin

Since you have a pretty long drive, you probably won’t reach Dublin until the evening. Walk to the historic Temple Bar neighborhood for dinner. It’s named after an actual 19th-century, bright red pub in the area that you can’t miss.

If you’re traveling with kids and you’ve struggled to find pubs that will admit those under 18 (the drinking age in Ireland) then head to Temple Bar before 9 pm to listen to music. If you’re not visiting with kids, walk a few minutes west along the River Liffey to Brazen Head, Dublin’s oldest pub. 

Old Storehouse Bar or Cobblestone Pub are perfect places to enjoy dinner in Temple Bar. They both boast life music too.

Overnight in Dublin

You’ll have plenty of places to choose from if you want to stay in Dublin. My experiences have been with The Davenport and Trinity City Hotel , both are gorgeous upscale properties in convenient locations to walk to many of the popular sights. If you don’t want to deal with city driving and parking and can stay a bit outside of the city center; I’ve stayed at Clontarf Castle , which is a unique property and near a bus route with easy access into Dublin.

Day 6: Explore Dublin

Dublin is the perfect place to spend the last day of your trip. If it’s your first time in Ireland, you can’t miss it! But it’s a big city and there are many options for spending your final full day. Book two nights’ accommodation in the city.

One great option is to find a parking lot for your rental car and check out the top tourist attractions in Dublin’s city center. Or, if you’re not keen on visiting a city or checking out day tours, you can drive out to County Dublin’s picturesque coastal towns like Skerries, Malahide, and Howe. 

If you want to stay in the capital, this itinerary will show you the best way to enjoy the city. I have a two day Dublin itinerary that might be useful, but find some of the highlights below.

Trinity College Library & Book of Kells

Start in the southeast part of the city at Trinity College Dublin. This is the most prestigious university in Ireland, and where you’ll find Trinity College Library. It’s famous for its 16th-century Long Room which features two stories of stacked bookshelves (it looks like something out of Harry Potter !).

It’s also famous for the Book of Kells . This is one of the oldest books in the world which was handpainted in the 9th century. They just launched a brand new experience that has made seeing the book a little more exciting than the previous old plaque style exhibit.

Something important to note is that almost all of the books have been removed from the Long Room as part of a redevelopment project. However, the new tour experience uses projections to help you still appreciate the history of the space.

St. Stephen’s Green

Dublin has lots of adorable parks so you have to see at least one during your trip. Merrion Square is a great choice, but St. Stephen’s Green is more central. It’s small but has a small pond, statues dedicated to some of Ireland’s literary greats, and is surrounded by rows of Georgian townhouses with colored doors.

Grafton Street

Walk underneath the Fusiliers’ Arch in the northwest corner of St. Stephen’s Green and you’ll be standing at the top of Grafton Street. This is a pedestrianized shopping street that is always lined with musicians playing for money (aka buskers). If you’re not a fan of pubs then this is the best spot to listen to local music.

Grafton Street also has a number of great shops for souvenir shopping. A couple of my favorites are the Aran Sweater Market for authentic wool sweaters and clothing, Claddagh Jewellers for Irish jewelry, and Seasons of Ireland for cheesy tourist gifts.

Dublin Castle

Continue walking west to Dublin Castle. This is a well-preserved castle dating back to the 13th century with museums, libraries, and state apartments. There’s also a small garden that you can explore and an onsite café which is perfect for lunch. 

Christ Church Cathedral

Just across the road from Dublin Castle is Christ Church Cathedral. St. Patrick’s Cathedral (named after the country’s famous patron saint) is arguably a more important building as it’s Ireland’s national cathedral, but it’s a little further away.

Christ Church Cathedral started as a Viking church almost 1,000 years ago although the current building dates back to the 13th century. Inside, you’ll find a mummified rat and cat (they both got stuck in the organ) and a ‘homeless Jesus’ statue on the bench outside.

Guinness Storehouse

One of the most popular attractions in Ireland, you have to check out the Guinness Storehouse during your first visit. In 1749, Arthur Guinness signed a legendary 9,000-year lease on a disused brewery at St. James’s Gate. Today, the famous dark ale is brewed elsewhere but the original location is now a visitor center.

The Guinness Storehouse covers the brewing process, the history of the company, and fun advertising displays. It’s surprisingly family-friendly and everyone either gets a pint of Guinness or a soft drink in the Gravity Bar at the end of the tour. It offers 360-degree views across the whole city of Dublin!

You can make reservations for one of the restaurants at Guinness Storehouse, or head back towards your hotel and check out the Temple Bar area for food and drinks.

Temple Bar Neighborhood

Return to Temple Bar for your last night in Ireland. There are lots of restaurants serving a range of cuisines if you’ve had more than enough savory pies, potatoes, and root vegetables during your seven-day trip!

Day 7: Depart from Dublin Airport

It’s time to head back to Dublin Airport and finish up your seven days in Ireland. Depending on the time of your flight back, you may have a little time to see parts of Dublin you missed the day before.

Leave plenty of time to travel to Dublin Airport as you will have to return your rental car too.

Ireland Itinerary 7 Days: Option 2 (Dublin to Shannon)

Day 1: arrive in dublin and explore.

The first day of this alternative 7-day Ireland itinerary starts in Dublin. Instead of traveling to Northern Ireland immediately, explore Ireland’s capital city first. You’ll spend one night in Dublin. This part is almost identical to Day 6 of the first itinerary.

You can either travel into Dublin by bus or taxi and pick up a rental car in the city center the next day, or pick up a car at the airport and find a parking lot near your hotel. You won’t need a car to get around Dublin! It’s super walkable and traffic is a nightmare.

Note: It may be more expensive to pick up a rental car at Dublin Airport and drop it off at Shannon Airport. Since traveling around Ireland using public transport is difficult to impossible, factor this extra cost into your budget.

Day 2: Travel from Dublin to Belfast

The next stop on this alternative Ireland itinerary for 7 days is Belfast. It’s similar to day 1 of the first itinerary, except you might not have time to stop in Malahide or Killeavy. You may also have to visit a Dublin attraction or two in the morning before you set off, like Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral.

Spend a couple of hours in Dublin wrapping up the top attractions before driving north and exploring the Northern Irish capital. Driving this 105-mile/166 km journey will take around one hour and 45 minutes. Spend one night in Belfast.

Day 3: Drive the Scenic Causeway Coast 

This day of this alternate itinerary is pretty much exactly the same as Day 2 on the first itinerary. Drive from Belfast to Derry via the coast which is approximately 114 miles in distance and will take three hours without stops. 

But you will absolutely want to stop as many times as possible on this stunning scenic drive! Check out all the best places to stop under Day 2 before staying overnight in Derry.

Day 4: Explore Derry and Drive to Galway

In this itinerary, you’re essentially combining Days 3 and 4 of the first itinerary and driving from Derry to Galway, returning to the Republic of Ireland. This will be your longest driving day at over three and a half hours, covering 172 miles/277 km. 

You will most likely have to compromise on road trip stops. This will probably include skipping Westport and Clifden. 

If you want to see Connemara National Park, you’ll have to head in a different direction to Ashford Castle. And if you want to see more of Galway, spend less time in Derry.

Day 5: View the Cliffs of Moher and Drive to Killarney

The biggest change from the first itinerary to this one is that you get to visit Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. Many people who visit Ireland say that County Kerry is one of the best places in the country, so it’s well worth visiting!

Driving south from Galway to Killarney takes around two and a half hours, but you will want to extend that drive for another 90 minutes to make a special road trip stop. Follow the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway so you can check out the Cliffs of Moher. This will make your whole drive take around four hours, covering 263 km/163 miles.

If you have any time left at the end of the day, take that time to explore Killarney National Park. Spend the next two nights in Killarney, using it as your home base.

Killarney National Park

Although Connemara National Park is beautiful, everyone who visits Ireland gushes about Killarney. It boasts such natural diversity including huge lakes, rolling green hills, waterfalls, and historic sites.

If you have time, hire a kayak or canoe and sail on Lough Leane. You can visit the ruined structures of Ross Castle and Innisfallen Abbey.

Head to Muckross House, a 19th-century mansion in the park where Queen Victoria once stayed. Torc Waterfall is nearby which is an impressive site only a short walk into the woods from the parking lot.

Evening in Killarney

Killarney has lots of pub restaurants serving traditional Irish food and some even have live music playing every night. Murphys Bar & Restaurant and John M. Reidy are both great options.

Day 6: Drive the Scenic Ring of Kerry or the Dingle Peninsula

The Ring of Kerry is a 179 km/111-mile coastal loop drive around the Iveragh Peninsula. If you were to drive without stopping, it would take around three and a half hours. Along with the Dingle Peninsula drive, they are two of the most beautiful coastal drives in the country.

Unfortunately, you won’t have time to drive around both routes. But no matter which one you pick, you’re guaranteed to have the best time exploring the Kerry countryside and you can head back to Killarney for dinner.

Option 1: Ring of Kerry

Due to the narrow roads, drive in a counter-clockwise direction so you can lessen the chance of having to reverse for local traffic.

Some of the highlights of the Ring of Kerry drive are Rossbeigh Beach and Kells for views across the sea to the Dingle Peninsula. Cahergal Stone Fort in Cahersiveen dates back to the 7th century and there are lots of other cool ruined castles and forts in the area.

Stop in Portmagee for a fish and chips lunch from Fisherman’s Bar. It’s a cute little colorful port town with ferries to the Skellig Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site off the Kerry coast.

Kenmare is another essential stop on the Ring of Kerry Route. You can check out Kenmare Stone Circle (over 4,000 years old!) and Ladies View at the end of Killarney National Park. It’s one of the best vantage points in the park.

Option 2: Dingle Peninsula

If you choose to drive around the Dingle Peninsula instead, drive clockwise to follow the most popular direction of traffic. Head first to Inch Beach, a 5 km-long sandy beach that juts out into the sea and is widely regarded as one of the best beaches in Ireland.

Continue along the coast to Dingle Town, the start and finish of the 30-mile-long scenic Slea Head Drive around the tip of the peninsula. You can stop for lunch before or after completing this part of the drive where you can have your pick of fish and chip shops like The Fish Box. 

After Dingle, stop by the Beehive Huts which are the well-preserved former homes of early Christian monks. They’re over 1,400 years old! Stop at Dunmore Head for the best views of the Blasket Islands before continuing to the unique Dunquin Pier.

Back at Dingle, take the N86/N70 road back to Killarney which is much wider and more pleasant to drive on.

Day 7: Depart from Shannon Airport

On the last day of your Ireland itinerary for 7 days, drive back up north from Killarney to Shannon Airport. This will take just under two hours covering a distance of around 175 km/84 miles. 

If you have a late flight, you can check out parts of the Ring of Kerry or Killarney National Park that you might have missed over the previous two days. Leave in plenty of time in case you have any unforeseen delays! You’ll need to return your rental car as well as go through security. 

Use This Ireland Itinerary for 7 Days as Your Guide

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Aer Lingus cancelled flights: Full list of 270 services disrupted due to industrial action

The majority of the services affected are for destinations in the uk and mainland europe.

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A smaller number of North American services have been affected. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A total of 270 flights due to be operated by Aer Lingus from Wednesday, June 26th, to Tuesday July 2nd, have been cancelled due to industrial action.

Others may follow but this is the list we have so far.

Flights departing Ireland

Wednesday, june 26th.

  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0724 – 8.30pm
  • Amsterdam (AMS) EI0602 – 6.15am
  • Berlin/Brandenburg (BER) EI0332 – 6.40am
  • Birmingham (BHX) EI0276 – 7.20pm
  • Brussels (BRU), EI0638 – 5.55pm
  • Düsseldorf (DUS) EI0698 – 5.30pm
  • Frankfurt (FRA) EI0656 – 4.45pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0166 – 1.30pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0182 – 7pm
  • Manchester (MAN) EI0208 – 12.50pm
  • Munich (MUC) EI0356 – 4.25pm
  • New York (JFK) EI0105 – 11.05am
  • Paris (CDG) EI0526 – 1pm

[  Q&A: 20,000 passengers to be impacted as airline lists routes facing cancellations  ]

[  Aer Lingus issues details of cancelled flights over first week of pilot action  ]

Thursday, June 27th

  • Amsterdam (AMS) EI0608 – 1.40pm
  • Berlin (BER) EI0332 – 6.40am
  • Brussels (BRU) EI0638 – 5.55pm
  • Geneva (GVA) EI0680 – 6.15am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0164 – 12pm
  • Paris (CDG) EI0528 – 18.20pm
  • Rome (FCO) EI0404 – 10.25am
  • Vienna (VIE) EI0660 – 6.10am

Friday, June 28th

  • Rome (FCO) EI0406 – 3.45pm

Saturday, June 29th

  • Dubrovnik (DBV) EI0804 – 5.45am
  • Lanzarote (ACE) EI0876 – 6.40am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0710 – 7.20am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0712 – 11.45am
  • Athens (ATH) EI0440 – 5.55am
  • Bordeaux (BOD) EI0506 – 6.10am
  • Naples (NAP) EI0450 – 6.15am
  • Madrid (MAD) EI0592 – 6.20am
  • Rome/DaVinci (FCO) EI0402 – 6.20am
  • Birmingham (BHX) EI0262 – 6.30am
  • Manchester (MAN) EI0202 – 6.30am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0152 – 6.30am
  • Paris (CDG) EI0520 – 6.40am
  • Barcelona (BCN) EI0562 – 6.45am
  • Brussels (BRU) EI0630 – 6.50am
  • Dusseldorf (DUS) EI0692 – 6.50am
  • Frankfurt (FRA) EI0650 – 7.00am
  • Tenerife (TFS) EI0762 – 7.05am
  • Zurich (ZRH) EI0342 – 7.10am
  • Munich (MUC) EI0352 – 7.10am
  • Lanzarote (ACE) EI0776 – 7.15am
  • Malaga (AGP) EI0580 – 7.20am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0154 – 7.30am
  • Dubrovnik (DBV) EI0476 – 7.35am
  • Faro Algarve (FAO) EI0492 – 7.35am
  • Lyon (LYS) EI0550 – 7.35am
  • Venice (VCE) EI0422 – 7.45am
  • Lisbon (LIS) EI0482 – 7.45am
  • Paris (CDG) EI0522 – 7.55am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0156 – 8.55am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0158 – 9.45am
  • Paris (CDG) EI0524 – 9.50am
  • Amsterdam (AMS) EI0604 – 9.55am
  • Hamburg (HAM) EI0392 – 10.15am
  • Rome/DaVinci (FCO) EI0404 – 10.25am
  • Nice (NCE) EI0544 – 11.00am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0162 – 11.15am
  • Verona (VRN) EI0412 – 11.35am
  • Malaga (AGP) EI0584 – 11.45am
  • Faro Algarve (FAO) EI0494 – 11.45am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0164 – 12.00pm
  • Nantes (NTE) EI0538 – 12.15pm
  • Marseille (MRS) EI0514 – 12.50pm
  • Lyon (LYS) EI0552 – 12.55pm
  • Bilbao (BIO) EI0748 – 1.00pm
  • Paris (CDG) EI0526 – 1.00pm
  • Geneva (GVA) EI0684 – 1.15pm
  • Amsterdam (AMS) EI0610 – 6.15pm
  • Paris (CDG) EI0528 – 6.20pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0916 – 1.05pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0380 – 7.40am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0386 – 5.30pm

Sunday, June 30th

  • Frankfurt (FRA) EI0656 – 4:45pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) EI0168 – 2.30pm
  • Lyon (LYS) EI0550 – 6.15am

Monday, July 1st

  • London/Heathrow EI0724 20:30
  • Amsterdam EI0602 06:15
  • Berlin/Brandenburg EI0332 06:40
  • Birmingham EI0276 19:20
  • Brussels EI0638 17:55
  • Frankfurt EI0656 16:45
  • London/Heathrow EI0166 13:30
  • London/Heathrow 19:00
  • Manchester EI0208 12:50
  • Munich EI0352 07:10
  • New York (JFK) EI0105 11:05
  • Paris (CDG), France EI0526 13:00
  • Zurich (ZRH) EI0348 16:55

Tuesday, July 2nd

  • London/Heathrow (LHR) EI0724 20:30
  • Amsterdam EI0610 18:15
  • Berlin/Brandenburg (BER)EI0332 06:40
  • Birmingham (BHX) EI0262 06:30
  • Geneva (GVA) EI0680 06:15
  • London/Heathrow (LHR) EI0162 11:15
  • London/Heathrow (LHR) EI0176 17:30
  • Lyon (LYS) EI0552 12:55
  • Manchester (MAN) EI0208 12:50
  • Nice (NCE) EI0544 11:00
  • Paris (CDG) EI0528 18:20

Flights departing UK

  • Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) EI0277 – 8.50pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) EI0725 – 10.25pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0167 – 3.50pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0183 – 9.10pm
  • Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) EI0209 – 2.25pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0165 – 2.20pm
  • London/Heathrow (LHR) Cork (ORK) EI0725 – 10.25pm
  • London/Heathrow (LHR) Dublin (DUB) EI0165 – 2.20pm
  • London/Heathrow (LHR) Dublin (DUB) EI0183 – 9.10pm
  • Manchester (MAN) Dublin (DUB) EI0209 – 2.25pm
  • Birmingham (BHX) to Dublin (DUB) EI0263 – 8.15am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0151 – 7.40am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0153 – 8.50am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) EI0711 – 9.20am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0155 – 9.50am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) EI0381 – 9.50am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Knock-Irl West (NOC) EI0915 – 11.05am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0159 – 12.00pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0163 – 1.25pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) EI0715 – 1.50pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Shannon (SNN) EI0385 – 2.20pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0161 – 3.10pm
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0171 – 7.40pm
  • Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB) EI0203 – 8.10am
  • London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) EI0169 – 4.50pm
  • Birmingham (BHX)Dublin (DUB) EI0277 20:50
  • London/Heathrow (LHR)Cork (ORK) EI0725 22:25
  • London/Heathrow (LHR)Dublin (DUB) EI0167 15:50
  • London/Heathrow (LHR)Dublin (DUB) EI0183 21:10
  • Manchester (MAN)Dublin EI0209 14:25
  • Birmingham (BHX) Dublin (DUB) EI0263 08:15
  • London/Heathrow (LHR) Cork (ORK) EI0725 22:25
  • London/Heathrow (LHR)
  • Dublin (DUB) EI0163 13:25
  • London/Heathrow (LHR) Dublin (DUB) EI0177 19:35
  • Manchester (MAN) Dublin (DUB) EI0209 14:25

Flights departing Europe

  • Amsterdam (AMS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0603 – 9.35am
  • Berlin (BER) to Dublin (DUB) EI0333 – 10.40am
  • Brussels (BRU) to Dublin (DUB) EI0639 – 9.20pm
  • Düsseldorf (DUS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0699 – 9.05pm
  • Frankfurt (FRA) to Dublin (DUB) EI0657 – 8.40pm
  • Munich (MUC) to Dublin (DUB) EI0357 – 8.30pm
  • Paris (CDG) to Dublin (DUB) EI0527 – 4.30pm
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0609 – 5pm
  • Brussels (BRU) to Dublin (DUB) EI0639 – 9.25pm
  • Geneva (GVA) to Dublin (DUB) EI0681 – 10.15am
  • Paris (CDG) to Dublin (DUB) EI0529 – 9.50pm
  • Rome (FCO) to Dublin (DUB) EI0405 – 3.20pm
  • Vienna (VIE) to Dublin (DUB) EI0661 – 10.40am
  • Brussels (BRU) to Dublin (DUB) EI0639 – 9.25am
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0605 – 1.15pm
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0611 – 9.40pm
  • Athens (ATH) to Dublin (DUB) EI0441 – 12.55pm
  • Barcelona (BCN) to Dublin (DUB) EI0563 – 11.05am
  • Berlin/Brandenburg (BER) to Dublin (DUB) EI0333 – 10.40am
  • Bilbao (BIO) to Dublin (DUB) EI0749 – 4.55pm
  • Bordeaux (BOD) to Dublin (DUB) EI0507 – 9.55am
  • Brussels (BRU) to Dublin (DUB) EI0631 – 10.20am
  • Dubrovnik (DBV) to Cork (ORK) EI0805 – 10.40am
  • Dubrovnik (DBV) to Dublin (DUB) EI0477 – 12.50pm
  • Dusseldorf (DUS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0693 – 10.25am
  • Faro Algarve (FAO) to Dublin (DUB) EI0493 – 11.50am
  • Faro Algarve (FAO) to Dublin (DUB) EI0495 – 3.35pm
  • Frankfurt (FRA) to Dublin (DUB) EI0651 – 10.55am
  • Geneva (GVA) to Dublin (DUB) EI0685 – 5.10pm
  • Hamburg (HAM) to Dublin (DUB) EI0393 – 2.00pm
  • Lanzarote (ACE) to Cork (ORK) EI0877 – 11.15am
  • Lanzarote (ACE) to Dublin (DUB) EI0777 – 12.30pm
  • Lisbon (LIS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0483 – 11.25am
  • Lyon (LYS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0551 – 11.30am
  • Lyon (LYS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0553 – 4.50pm
  • Madrid (MAD) to Dublin (DUB) EI0593 – 10.40am
  • Malaga (AGP) to Dublin (DUB) EI0581 – 12.40pm
  • Malaga (AGP) to Dublin (DUB) EI0585 – 4.35pm
  • Marseille (MRS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0515 – 5.05pm
  • Munich (MUC) to Dublin (DUB) EI0353 – 11.25am
  • Nantes (NTE) to Dublin (DUB) EI0539 – 3.40pm
  • Naples (NAP) to Dublin (DUB) EI0451 – 11.40am
  • Nice (NCE) to Dublin (DUB) EI0545 – 3.20pm
  • Paris (CDG) to Dublin (DUB) EI0521 – 10.10am
  • Paris (CDG) to Dublin (DUB) EI0523 – 11.30am
  • Paris (CDG) to Dublin (DUB) EI0525 – 1.20pm
  • Rome/DaVinci (FCO) to Dublin (DUB) EI0401 – 7.30am
  • Rome/DaVinci (FCO) to Dublin (DUB) EI0403 – 11.10am
  • Rome/DaVinci (FCO) to Dublin (DUB) EI0405 – 3.20pm
  • Tenerife (TFS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0763 – 12.35pm
  • Venice (VCE) to Dublin (DUB) EI0423 – 12.20pm
  • Verona (VRN) to Dublin (DUB) EI0413 – 3.55pm
  • Zurich (ZRH) to Dublin (DUB) EI0343 – 11.15am
  • Frankfurt (FRA) to Dublin (DUB) EI0657 – 8.40p,
  • Lyons (LYS) to Dublin (DUB) EI0551 – 10.10am

Monday July 1st

  • Amsterdam (AMS) Dublin (DUB) EI0603 09:35
  • Berlin/Brandenburg (BER) Dublin EI0333 10:40
  • Brussels (BRU) Dublin (DUB) EI0639 21:25
  • Frankfurt (FRA) Dublin (DUB) EI0657 20:40
  • Munich (MUC) Dublin EI0353 11:25
  • Paris (CDG) Dublin (DUB) EI0527 16:30
  • Zurich (ZRH) Dublin EI0349 20:55

Tuesday July 2nd

  • Amsterdam (AMS) Dublin (DUB) EI0611 21:40
  • Berlin/Brandenburg (BER), Dublin EI0333 10:40
  • Geneva (GVA) Dublin (DUB) EI0681 10:15
  • Lyon (LYS) Dublin (DUB) EI0553 16:50
  • Nice (NCE) Dublin (DUB) EI0545 15:20
  • Paris (CDG) Dublin (DUB) EI0529 21:50

Flights departing North America

  • New York (JFK) to Dublin (DUB) EI0104 – 4.55pm
  • New York (JFK) Dublin EI0104 16:55
  • New York (JFK) Dublin (DUB) EI0104 16:55
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  1. Ireland in June: What To Wear and Pack

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  2. Ireland in June: all you need to know to plan the perfect trip

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  3. Ireland in June: What To Wear and Pack

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  1. Ireland in June: Weather, Things to do + Pros/Cons

    2. Average temperatures. The average temperature in Ireland in June ranges from average highs of 18°C/64°F and average lows of 11°C/52°F. 3. Long days. We get loads of lovely daylight during June in Ireland. From the start of the month, the sun rises at 05:03 and sets at 21:42.

  2. What To Wear In Ireland In June (Packing List)

    1. June is summer in Ireland. With average highs of 18°C/64°F and average lows of 11°C/52°F, there's no doubt about it, the weather in Ireland in June can be lovely. The days are nice and long with the sun rising at 05:03 at the beginning of the month and setting at 21:42. If you're following one of the itineraries from our Irish road ...

  3. Ireland in June: What To Wear and Pack

    The average temperature in June ranges between 17°C/62°F - 10°C/50°F though it can get quite chilly at night time. Now, onto the important stuff…Here is what we recommend you wear if coming to Ireland in June: What to Wear In Ireland in June. Layers. Though it is June in Ireland it can still get quite cold!

  4. Ireland in June: all you need to know to plan the perfect trip

    Weather, rain and temperatures in Ireland in June. With July and August, June is very much the good season here and the best time of the year to visit Ireland is you are hoping for long days of sightseeing, sunny days and outdoor excursions. In terms of temperatures, the temperature in Ireland in June ranges between 10C/50F and 17C/63F degrees ...

  5. Summer Travel Capsule Wardrobe: What to Pack for Ireland in June

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  6. The Best Time to Visit Ireland (Pros

    June is regarded as the best time to travel to Ireland by many visiting tourists as the weather tends to be good, temperatures are mild and there's plenty of daylight hours. Advantages. Weather: Weather tends to be dry and warm with highs of 18°C/64.4°F and lows of 11.6°C/52.88°F; Long days: The sun rises at 05:03 and sets at 21:42

  7. Ireland In June: Weather, Things To See And Travel Tips

    The climate of Ireland is influenced mainly by the Atlantic Ocean. As a result, Ireland doesn't experience the same extreme temperatures that other countries have from the same latitudes. As the summer begins, Ireland in June will have an average of 14°C (56°F) to 17°C (63°F) temperature.

  8. June in Ireland

    If it does happen temperatures can push 30˚C/86F. June weather in Ireland is drier than the previous months, with the amount of rain falling between 60 and 80mm over 6-17 days. The typical average rainfall for June is 70mm. The average weather in June in Ireland is some of the driest on the Emerald Isle.

  9. What to Pack for Ireland in June: Be Ready for Every Irish Adventure

    Shorts - Yes, this is the month you can break out some shorts when traveling to Ireland in June. T-shirts - Make sure to pack some T-shirts, mostly short-sleeved and one or two long-sleeved. Sandals - Sandals can be great footwear this month when the weather is warm and dry.

  10. Ireland in June: Weather, Packing Tips, and Must-See Attractions

    Limerick in June. Limerick, lying on the Shannon River, is Ireland's third-largest city. It is the home of Irish Coffee and the westernmost castle in all of Europe. Limerick, as the name suggests, loves its whimsy and music. Traditional music is strong here, as is the opportunity for concerts in the summertime.

  11. Ireland in June

    June marks the start of Ireland's tourism peak season, with visitors flocking to its shores to take advantage of the relatively favorable weather and vibrant cultural scene.With the increased demand, flight and accommodation prices tend to rise, so savvy planning can make all the difference in managing both the crowds and costs. To blend cost-efficiency with a fulfilling travel experience ...

  12. Ireland in June: Weather, Cost, Things To Do & Travel Tips

    According to Ireland's official meteorological agency, Met Eireann, the mean temperature for June ranges from 12.3 °C (54.1 °F) to 15.7 °C (60.3 °F) Remember, this is the mean, so real life high temperatures may be significantly higher.

  13. What to Pack for the Weather in Ireland in June + 10 Tips

    Ireland + June = rain. While June tends to be drier compared to other months, it's still wise to pack a reliable waterproof jacket, waterproof shoes or boots, and maybe even a travel-sized umbrella. Stay dry and keep exploring! 3. Sun Protection Essentials.

  14. Ireland Packing List: 17 Essentials You Actually Need for 2024

    17. Packing Cubes. I used to think packing cubes were a waste of money, but I got them at my wedding as a gift and decided to use them for our European honeymoon (which ended in Ireland, in fact!). When you're bringing a lot of clothes for a longer trip, these are crucial for helping you organize everything.

  15. Should I Visit Ireland in June?

    The weather in Ireland in June is much like the rest of the year except with warmer than average temperatures. The average temperature in Ireland in June can be anywhere between 10-17°C (50-63°F). The average high temperature in Ireland in June is between 16-19°C (61-66°C). Recent years have seen this average dragged upwards, with daily ...

  16. Ultimate Ireland Packing List (+ Free Printable)

    For the male members of your party, the packing list is quite similar. Again, the list can be adjusted accordingly to your trip and the time of year you visit. Coat - Heavy winter coat for October to March visits, a lightweight coat for other months. Rain jacket - You cannot visit Ireland without packing a waterproof raincoat.

  17. The Ultimate Packing List for Ireland (+ What to Wear!)

    The Absolute Essentials for Your Packing List for Ireland. Passport — Without a doubt, your passport is the most important item on your Ireland packing list-good luck visiting without it!. Travel Insurance — We don't ever suggest traveling without travel insurance-anything can happen, and visiting (and probably road-tripping!) Ireland is definitely a time to be better safe than sorry.

  18. Why Visit Ireland in June?

    This leaves plenty of time for adventuring, followed by long, slow evenings perfect for a post-adventure pint or gin. June is also one of the driest months, with some of the highest average temperatures. Expect around 40-52 mm (1.5-2 in) of rain in June and an average high temperature of 18°C or 64°F, with an average low of 11°C or 52°F ...

  19. What to pack for Ireland in June

    What to pack for Ireland in June: tech and gadgets. Phone with good roaming plan or local sim card. Hands-free phone holder for car. Power bank / extra battery pack for charging all your tech. USB cables. Ireland travel adapter (3 pins) Tablet/kindle if using. Binoculars for bird watching.

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    In Ireland discover whimsical folklore, dramatic coastlines, beautiful castles, ... Whether you're on a romantic vacation, a family trip or a holiday with friends, the Celtic spirit of Ireland will embrace you from the moment you arrive. ... June through August: 60° to 64° (Summer) September through November: 60° to 49° (Autumn) ...

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    The Weather in Ireland. reland has a cool, damp, and rainy oceanic climate year-round. Temperatures do not change much throughout the year. It's just as rare to have a hot day in the summer as snow in the winter. This is good news for packing as you won't have to worry about various climates.

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    Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce & Belfast Tour. Duration: 12 hours. 5 (5812) Powered by GetYourGuide. Join our travel affiliate program. Discover things to do in Dublin in June. Find out if a June trip to Dublin is worth doing. Enjoy the best of Dublin at the cusp of the summer season.

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    Here are the 10 best things to do in Ireland in June: Travel the Wild Atlantic Way along Ireland's west coast. Admire the lush, green natural scenery. Go hiking in the rugged hills and along high sea cliffs. Discover prehistoric and Stone Age monuments. Sail to one or more of the west coast islands.

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    25 June, 9 and 23 July, 6 and 20 August Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland will again lead a fascinating new tour of the monuments and mythology of Newgrange Farm at Brú na Bóinne.

  25. My Ideal Ireland Itinerary 7 Days Road Trip (+ Map)

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