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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Ireland

Peak Season: June to August

June, July, and August are the warmest months, schools are on holiday, and it’s festival time, all of which adds up to large crowds and high hotel rates. Planning ahead is essential as whole towns can book up solidly for events like the Galway Races at the end of July.

Off Season: November to February

While it rains year round in Ireland, the climate is generally mild and temperate – temperatures can get a little chilly but are not extreme and winter snowfall is rare or lasts just a few days. Hotels offer great deals.

Sweet Spot: March to May; September to October

Often blessed with surprisingly pleasant weather, shoulder season allows you to see the country without summer’s hordes. With drier months in spring and long, bright days continuing into September, these are perfect times to get tourist attractions all to yourself. You can also enjoy two great holidays that originated in Ireland: Halloween (October 31) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17).

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