Ireland in July

by Cristina on October 31, 2011

by Cristina | October 31st, 2011  

July is part of the peak travel season in Ireland and the only time when you can actually swim in the ocean. If you don’t want to pay too much for your flight and hotel and also don’t enjoy the crowds, then this period is definitely one to avoid. On the other hand, it’s also the perfect time to enjoy the festivals.

Weather

July is a summer month, when the days are usually warm and long (18 hours of daylight). A “hot” summer day in Ireland means you should expect 22-24C, although it is possible to experience 30C. It’s a good idea to pack a sweater for those nights when you plan to stay out in the town. Make sure to pack appropriate shoes.

Some temperatures:

Cork avg high 18C (65F) / avg low 11C (53F)
Dublin avg high 18C (66F) / avg low 12C (54F)
Galway avg high 18C (66F) / avg low low 12C (54F)
Shannon avg high 19C (67F) / avg low 12C (55F)

>>read more about Weather in Ireland

Facilities

Since you’ll be traveling during the high season, all attractions and accommodation are open. However, it’s also the most expensive time to travel so be prepared for that. You can consider staying in a private room in a hostel rather than pay for a hotel . And make sure to book everything in advance.

Regarding airfare to Ireland , this is the most popular time to travel here so you need to book in advance and also search for various airlines’ offers in order to get the best price.

Read more about:
>>Cheap Hotels in Cork
>>Cheap Hostels in Cork
>>Cheap Hotels in Killarney
>>Cheap Hostels in Dublin
>>Flights to Dublin Airport
>>Flights to Shannon Airport
>>Flights to Cork Airport

Things to do

The month of July is filled with festivals to choose from: the Clonmel Junction Festival, with music and theatre performances, the Galway Summer Racing Festival and the Lighs Out National Film Festival For Young People.

July and August are the only months when you can actually swim in the ocean. So pack the sunscreen and the bathing suit and hit the beaches. There are lovely beaches in Donegal , Kerry, Derry or Antrim.

There are many walking trails in Ireland, so take advantage of the warm weather and spend town in the nature. There are six hiking trails in the Gougane Barra Forest Park, Ireland’s first national park. The longest takes 1.5 hours and it’s a moderate trail.

Should you prefer to stay more in the cities, check out the museums in Dublin , Cork and Limerick. When you want to eat out, head to one of the pubs . The pub food is not exactly very healthy but it’s filling and traditional. Plus, it goes down well with Guinness.

Or you can rent a car and see some of the Irish castles scattered in the country. Some are renovated and double as hotels, while others are in ruins.

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