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

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

When to go to West Ireland, Ireland

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

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

January

January in West Ireland is pretty cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

It also snows occasionally. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for West Ireland can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit West Ireland during March, 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 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 and snow occasionally. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in West Ireland is brisk and somewhat 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.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in West Ireland is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in West Ireland during June, you are likely to find that it is 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 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for West Ireland is cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, West Ireland is chilly and very 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 West Ireland, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in West Ireland is crisp and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to West Ireland 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). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November 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 a third of the time. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in West Ireland during December, you are likely to find that it is cold and very 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). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days and snow sometimes. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in West Ireland, 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 West Ireland

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