Carlow, Ireland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Carlow, Ireland? If you're planning to go to Carlow, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Carlow, Ireland

Based on the climate and weather in Carlow, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Carlow, Ireland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Carlow, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Carlow, Ireland by month

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January

January in Carlow is brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

February

If you visit Carlow during February, you might find that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow sometimes. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

March

March in Carlow is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

April

If you vacation in Carlow during April, you may see that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

May

If you vacation in Carlow during May, you are likely to see that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

June

In June, Carlow can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Carlow, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

July

July is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

August

August is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

September

Traveling to Carlow in September, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

October

If you vacation in Carlow during October, you may see that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

November

November in Carlow is brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

December

If you vacation in Carlow during December, you are likely to see that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to go to the beautiful Carlow Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Oak Park Forest Park, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

Activities for Carlow, Ireland

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Carlow.

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