As if you needed an excuse! Here are nine very good reasons why you should visit Ireland this summer.
1. Crowds? What crowds?
Ireland in summer remains blissfully empty.
Unlike summer in mainland Europe, Ireland does not experience an influx of crowds during the peak travel season of July and August.
2. Put the first footprints in the sand
Costa Del Ireland’s coastline is littered with pristine beaches. No getting up at the crack of dawn to reserve a deckchair. You won’t find crowds on our silver strands.
The refreshing Atlantic surf is just waiting for you to dip your toes in…
3. The best bits aren’t the most famous
Queues sometimes form at famous Irish destinations such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Book of Kells. But this can happen year-round.
Going off the beaten track is the best way to explore Ireland. Getting lost can be fun! Follow country lanes to discover hidden coves and authentic Irish pubs.
4. Stay cool in Ireland’s oceanic climate
As the midday sun swelters in other European countries, Ireland in the summer enjoys a temperate climate with a mix of sunshine and bracing breezes.
5. Ahhhh... Tranquility...
Breathe in that pure air. Listen to that deafening silence.
We guarantee peace and tranquility will find you in the wild and wonderful Irish outdoors.
6. Your new Irish BFFs
Ireland during the summer; the perfect time and place to make new friends.
Stumble upon Irish music sessions in quaint villages. Lean over a gate to chat to a friendly farmer. Irish people are famously friendly and eager to meet visitors.
7. Summer traffic in Ireland...
Ireland does have freeways and highways. But our backroads and byways are your best bet for seeing the best of the island.
You’re more likely to hit livestock traffic in Ireland during the peak summer season than motorway congestion.
8. Summer is the best time for adventuring
Summertime bestows the best weather and the warmest sea water on Ireland. And the Wild Atlantic Way enjoys up to 18 hours of daylight during July and August. So there’s no better time to start your Ireland adventure!
Explore by bike, kayak, saddle or surfboard. You have the perfect excuse to grab a paddle or throw on a pair of hiking boots!
9. Animal lovers rejoice!
Irish wildlife comes alive in the summer. Native red deer. Whales and dolphins. They are all here and waiting for you!
Want to see cute and colorful puffins on the remote Skellig Islands? Their breeding season runs up to mid-August.