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

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Traveling to Kinsale, Ireland? If you're planning to go to Kinsale, I have 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 Kinsale, Ireland

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

Important essentials for Kinsale, Ireland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kinsale, 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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.

  • (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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Kinsale is pretty cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost about half of the time.

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February

February in Kinsale can be brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

March

If you vacation in Kinsale during March, you are likely to notice that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits 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 two thirds of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

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April

If you go to Kinsale in April, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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May

In May, Kinsale is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kinsale, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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June

If you visit Kinsale during June, you might notice that it is relatively 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 50s 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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July

In July, Kinsale is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and occasionally jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kinsale, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

August

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

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September

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

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October

If you are traveling to Kinsale in October, you will notice that it can be chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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December

If you vacation in Kinsale during December, you are likely to find that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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 two thirds of the time. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

Activities for Kinsale, Ireland

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

If you go to the Kinsale Regional Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Desmond Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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