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

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Traveling to Dublin, Ireland? If you're planning to go to Dublin, 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 Dublin, Ireland

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

Important essentials for Dublin, Ireland

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Dublin, Ireland

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

If you are going to see the majestic Christ Church Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to National Botanic Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

If you visit An Post Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Dublin Castle, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Dublin.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Dublin in January, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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February

In February, Dublin can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Dublin, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost about half of the time.

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March

March in Dublin can be very chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Dublin 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 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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May

If you are traveling to Dublin in May, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June is relatively cool 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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July

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

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August

August in Dublin is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

If you visit Dublin during September, you might see that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 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.

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October

October in Dublin is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s 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 once in a while.

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November

In November, Dublin is brisk 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 Dublin, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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December

In December, Dublin is cold and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Dublin, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%. There is frost about half of the time.

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