Autumn sweeps across Ireland as landscapes erupt in fiery oranges, vivid reds, highlighter yellows and shimmering golds. Walk under a vibrant canopy of autumnal leaves, hike through gold-dusted ferns, and admire the bronzed heather-covered hills and bogs. Exploring Ireland in September is pure magic.
September in Ireland is a time of quieter crowds, temperate weather and soft-lit evenings. The weather is mild, and the roads and hills are quiet, making it an ideal time for hiking and cycling. Visit iconic spots like the Giant’s Causeway, the wilds of Killarney or the Cliffs of Moher without the summer bustle.
The last light of summer gives way to dramatic skies, and the crisp air is laced with the comforting smell of turf fires. Autumn is a fabulous season for spotting rainbows, and September sunsets are stunning. Tuck into cheery pubs full of locals to taste the hearty local cuisine. Afterwards, sip a pint in front of a roaring turf fire as you listen to live Irish trad music.
Have a look below to view available trips in September.
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Visit our Autumn Page for essential information like what the weather is like, things to do, the best forests to watch the leaves change, seasonal food and much much more.
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This was a really fun trip! The route was interesting, scenic, challenging enough and the choice of roads (appropriate for biking) was excellent. We loved the winding country lanes, stone walls and hedgerows, grand vistas, awesome descents and even the super-steep climbs. With so much to see along the way each day, we'd like to have been able to slow time down to better soak it all in. Our guides, Ben and Simon, were true professionals. They made our lives carefree so we could just ENJOY!
Bike Tour - Five Countries
Reviewed on 07/07/2019
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