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

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

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

Important essentials for Killarney, Ireland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • 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

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Killarney can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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February

In February, Killarney is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Killarney, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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March

If you visit Killarney during March, you might find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 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 regularly. There is frost once in a while.

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April

April in Killarney is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. 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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May

In May, Killarney is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Killarney, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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June

If you are traveling to Killarney in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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July

In July, Killarney can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Killarney, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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August

In August, Killarney is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Killarney, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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September

If you visit Killarney during September, you are likely to see that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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October

October for Killarney is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

If you vacation in Killarney during November, you may see that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 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 5-10 days this month. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

December

Traveling to Killarney in December, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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Activities for Killarney, Ireland

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

If you are intending to check out the charming Muckross Abbey, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Muckross House and Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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

Castle hopping? For Ross Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

If you're gonna visit Torc Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

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