Discover IrelandIreland is known as one of the greenest, most beautiful places in the world to visit. It is a country chock full of history, culture, and plenty of things to see including ancient castles and its beautiful coastline. If you’re interested in traveling to Ireland, it is important to know when the best times to visit are so you can have an enjoyable trip. Summer time is perhaps the most popular time to visit, mostly because the country is rife with stunning beauty. Everything is in bloom, temperatures are mild, and there is plenty to do. A light sweater might be needed at night, but nothing too heavy. During the summer days, temperatures stay mild, and are much milder than those of most United States cities during the summer. Most attractions in major cities such as Dublin are open during the summer, and often have longer hours of operation. If you decide to visit large places full of a lot of people, it may be a good idea to get some cheap travel insurance that will cover losses such as a stolen wallet. There are pickpockets in Ireland, so be aware of this and keep your valuables secure.
While the summer is a fun time to visit Ireland, there are some factors to keep in mind. The larger cities will be packed with tourists, and therefore rates of hotels will go up. Many restaurant and tourist related shop owners raise their prices as well. The fall is another option if you’d like to visit Ireland without the stress of too many other travelers. The weather is still fairly mild, and rain is scarce. By the middle of September or early October, hotel prices begin to go down in price. Much of the natives have returned back to the country after summer holiday, so you’ll have a better chance of rubbing elbows with them. It’s a great way to experience the culture and lifestyle of the Irish. A travel insurance policy is recommended during all months of visiting, to cover any losses due to lost luggage or missing identification. It can also cover medical issues if you happen to run into any health-related problems on your trip to Ireland.
Believe it or not, winter is also a good time to visit Ireland. Prices are at their lowest during this time, so for people who don’t mind the cold, it’s a good choice. The plants and trees still thrive during the winter months in Ireland, and the population is much lower, so you’ll have free reign of the areas you visit.
While it is rare to snow in Ireland during this time of year, it can be quite windy and rainy. Be prepared by packing a windbreaker or raincoat in the event of some wet weather. Some of the smaller bed and breakfasts as well as certain attractions may be closed during the wintertime, so be sure to find out this information before you book the trip. No matter what time of year you decide to visit Ireland, you will definitely not be disappointed.