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

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

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.

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

January

If you go to Kinsale in January, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow once in a while.

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:

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

February

In February, Kinsale can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Kinsale, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Kinsale is cold 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.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Kinsale in April, you will notice that it is cold 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Kinsale 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 low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Kinsale during September, you are likely to find that it can be chilly 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 (low 10s 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kinsale can be brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kinsale can be very chilly 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.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Kinsale
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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