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

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Traveling to Glendalough, Ireland? If you're planning to go to Glendalough, this article contains 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 Glendalough, Ireland

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

Important essentials for Glendalough, Ireland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Glendalough, 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 take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great 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 Glendalough, Ireland

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

If you go to Mount Usher 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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Glendalough.

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

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January

If you vacation in Glendalough during January, you might find that it is brisk 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 and snow once in a while. There is frost about half of the time.

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February

February in Glendalough is 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 sometimes. 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 Glendalough during March, you may notice that it is cold and somewhat 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 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.

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April

In April, Glendalough is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Glendalough, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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May

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

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June

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

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July

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

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August

If you visit Glendalough during August, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s 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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September

In September, Glendalough is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Glendalough, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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October

If you go to Glendalough in October, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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November

November in Glendalough is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 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 5-10 days this month.

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December

December for Glendalough is cold and somewhat 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.

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