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    Which Month Should You Visit Ireland?

    Ireland By Month

    Choosing the right time of year to visit Ireland is essential when it comes to getting the most out of your trip. There are many factors at play, from weather to wildlife, hotel availability, holidays and festivals as well as your own schedule.

    If you aren’t sure what month you want to visit Ireland, read our month-by-month guides to find the best time for you.

    Visit in March

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     From St Patrick’s Day to the first flush of spring flowers, discover why March is a great trip to visit.

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    Visit in April

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    Rainbows and baby lambs, fresh air and iconic sights all to yourself. Learn about Ireland in April.

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    Visit in May

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    Come May, bluebells are in season and puffins are here – what a delightful time to discover Ireland.

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    Visit in June

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    Long summer days leading up to the summer solstice, delicious food and a plethora of flora and fauna – visit in June.

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    Visit in July

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    Summer is in full swing. Days are sunny, events are bountiful, and the water is warm – perfect for swimming.

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    Visit in August

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    In August, take advantage of the last rays of summer perfect for hiking, cycling, and exploring.

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    Visit in September

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    Autumn is here. September means swathes of gold and yellow, red and orange. Wander the woods through crisp fall air.

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    Visit in October

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    October is Halloween, and the holiday’s origins are Irish. Enjoy the autumnal atmosphere, shoulder season deals, and fall feasts.

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    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.

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    Summer promises long days, pleasant temperatures, and festivals galore. The countryside transitions from vibrant green to breath-taking purple as the heather blooms.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Tours by Month

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