Kilkenny, Ireland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kilkenny, Ireland? If you're planning to go to Kilkenny, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kilkenny, Ireland

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

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

January

January in this region is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Socks

February

February in Kilkenny is brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks

March

If you visit Kilkenny during March, you are likely to find that it can be brisk 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat

April

April in Kilkenny is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

May

If you vacation in Kilkenny during May, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

June

In June, Kilkenny is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 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 Kilkenny, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans

July

If you vacation in Kilkenny during July, you are likely to find 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans

August

August in Kilkenny is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

September

If you visit Kilkenny during September, you are likely to find that it can be chilly 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. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October for Kilkenny is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost regularly. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

November

Traveling to Kilkenny in November, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

December

If you are traveling to Kilkenny in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kilkenny, Ireland

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Kilkenny
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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