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

Traveling to Sligo, Ireland? If you're planning to go to Sligo, this is 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 Sligo, Ireland

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

Important essentials for Sligo, Ireland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Sligo is brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

February in Sligo can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

March in Sligo is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

If you visit Sligo during April, you might notice that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

May is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

Traveling to Sligo in June, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

If you visit Sligo during July, you will probably find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

August in Sligo can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

September in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

October in Sligo is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

If you vacation in Sligo during November, you might find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

If you vacation in Sligo during December, you will probably find that it can be very chilly and somewhat 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the charming Sligo Abbey, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Knocknarea Mountain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.

If you're planning to visit Glencar Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Activities for Sligo, Ireland

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

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