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You've decided on Ireland as the place to spend your
vacation or holiday. Everything is ready and it is time to pack. But what? And
what should you expect when you get here? As a
transplanted American I offer a few tips to make the trip a
bit easier and to help you get a head start.
Ireland is beautiful any time of year and the weather is never so extreme as to
rule out any time over another.
From late November to mid-March you are more apt to experience a cold snap and
the rain can be much colder. The more northern areas may even experience
a small amount of snow.
One of the most pleasant times to visit is late April through early June. The
temperatures are moderate and the chances of some sun every day are a little
higher. Summer months can be rainy but still quite nice and the temperatures
rarely surpass the low to mid 70s (F).
Air fares and accommodations are
usually reduced in 'off season' which is October to March with the exception of the Christmas season.
If you don't mind cooler temperatures and a bit more rain it can still be a great
time to visit.
Everyone should experience Christmas in Ireland at least once,
especially if you remember how Christmas used to be and want to show your children
another side of holiday spirit.