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

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

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

Important essentials for Galway, Ireland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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General health necessities

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

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January

January here is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Galway is pretty cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain almost every day of the month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

Traveling to Galway in April, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Galway can be chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Galway is cool and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Galway is chilly and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you go to Galway in August, you will notice that it is cool and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain nearly every day this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September is chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October for Galway is crisp and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in this region can be brisk and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Galway can be very chilly and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain nearly every day this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to go to the heavenly Cathedral Church of Saint Nicholas and Our Lady Assumed into Heaven, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Galway City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Galway, Ireland

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

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