With the magic of Samhain – the pagan origins of Halloween – whispering in the wind, Ireland has a mystical quality to the island come October.
Reds and golds in falling leaves match the sunsets now that autumn is truly here, and you won’t want to miss a moment of it. The days may be shorter, but they’re perfect for hiking and cycling through canopies of fiery autumnal colours of leafy woodlands before sweeping down to the coast to take in all that Ireland has to offer. October means dramatic skies and wild oceans crashing at the base of cliffs.
The autumn larder caters to a hearty palate of new apples, fresh meat, and delicious chowders and stews. As the culture in which Halloween (called Samhain in Ireland) originated, Ireland in October is a place rich in storytelling and spooky tales, a land of ancient tradition laced in smoke from the open turf fire – best enjoyed with a pint of Guinness in front of a crackling fire.
Spring weather is mild, but the days are lengthening and consistently drier. The landscape is buzzing with life and colour, with flowers blooming and bustling wildlife.Find out more
Summer promises long days, pleasant temperatures, and festivals galore. The countryside transitions from vibrant green to breath-taking purple as the heather blooms.Find out more
Autumn is a time of colourful landscapes and glowing skies. Witness some of Ireland’s most beautiful autumn sunsets and taste flavours unique to our autumn months.Find out more
If the conditions are right, marvel at the snow-dusted landscapes during Ireland’s winters. Crunchy snow underfoot, roaring fires in the cosy pubs, and beautiful starry skies.Find out more
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Hiking - Connemara's Atlantic Edge
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