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

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Traveling to County Kilkenny, Ireland? If you're planning to go to County Kilkenny, the following 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 County Kilkenny, Ireland

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

Important essentials for County Kilkenny, Ireland

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for County Kilkenny, Ireland

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

If you intend to go to the must-see Jerpoint Abbey, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders:

If you go to Kilkenny Castle, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

We also recommend these top tours in and around County Kilkenny.

    What to wear/what to pack for County Kilkenny, Ireland by month

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    January

    Traveling to County Kilkenny in January, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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    February

    February in County Kilkenny can be brisk and somewhat 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 once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost about half of the time.

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    March

    If you vacation in County Kilkenny during March, you will probably notice that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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.

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    April

    April in County Kilkenny is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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    May

    If you visit County Kilkenny during May, you will probably find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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 regularly.

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    June

    If you visit County Kilkenny during June, you might find that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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.

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    July

    If you vacation in County Kilkenny during July, you are likely to notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s 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.

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    August

    If you go to County Kilkenny in August, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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    September

    If you are traveling to County Kilkenny 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 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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    October

    If you visit County Kilkenny during October, you might notice that it is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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 regularly.

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    November

    November is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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    December

    December in County Kilkenny is cold 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. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost about half of the time.

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