The third largest island in Europe boasts lush vegetation with its mild climate and frequent rainfall. With some of the best natural backdrops in the world your exploring will be full of surprises. Bring your umbrella and in the summer enjoy 18 hours of daylight. The climate in Ireland consists of mild winters and cool summers and is always humid with average temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Ireland has overcast days more than half of the year and plenty of rainfall, about 40 inches per year. The west coast of Ireland sees plenty of wind mixed in with showers and if you travel inland you will usually see misty, fog in the mornings. Summer months, May through July, has the best weather in Ireland with the least amount of rainfall and the warmest days, therefore this is the busiest tourist season.
Where to Stay:
- Waterford Castle - mid-19th-century castle located on its own island with 24 hour access with its free, private car ferry.
- The Merrion Hotel - luxury accommodations with exquisite service and gracious Irish living.