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

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Traveling to Cork, Ireland? If you're planning to go to Cork, here is 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 Cork, Ireland

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

Important essentials for Cork, Ireland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January can be very chilly 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 two thirds of the time and snows once in a while.

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February

February in Cork is brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

If you vacation in Cork during March, you might find that it can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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 two thirds of the time. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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April

April in Cork is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost regularly.

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May

In May, Cork is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Cork, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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June

If you are traveling to Cork in June, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

In July, Cork is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cork, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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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.

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September

In September, Cork is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cork, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

In October, Cork can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Cork, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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November

In November, Cork can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Cork, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%. There is frost about a third of the time.

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December

December is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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