Packing tips to prepare for the amazing experiences waiting for you in Ireland
Ireland experiences four distinct seasons through the year. However, be prepared to experience all four seasons in one day. Our climate here in Ireland is certainly a blessing, creating a lush green landscape, but as this blog is going to break down for you, you have to ensure that you have the right items in your suitcase to fully enjoy it.
Here is a quick breakdown of the weather
- Spring: March through May. Average temperatures in this season range from lows around 39°F (4°C) in March to highs around 59°F (15°C) in May. This is quite a large difference in temperature so we will break it down. The best way to think about it is March is much more like winter weather, April is the same maybe a few degrees higher and May is slightly warmer, but you still need layers.
- Summer: June to August. The weather is typically sunny, and average temperatures range from 63-69°F (17-19°C). In the past two years we have had heat waves during the summer, but these are spontaneous so make sure to check the weather forecast.
- Autumn: September to November. Temperatures start to drop, from the 60s°F (15°C) to the 40s°F (10°C). These months tend to get an increase in rainfall and are certainly the greyer months.
- Winter: December to February. Get ready for temperatures in the 30s-40s°F (10°C and colder) on average, and some of the rainiest months of the year. Some parts of the country will even see light snow. The key this time of year is to stay warm but also dry.
Regardless of the seasons in Ireland it is important to remember that it does rain over 151-250 days a year. Hence, always pack a rain jacket and waterproof clothes regardless of the season.
Key items to pack all year round
- Raincoat: If you were to only pack one item to bring to Ireland it would have to be a raincoat. A good rain jacket will shield you from the rain and will dry off quickly. Most importantly it will prevent your under clothes from getting wet so you will always be warm.
- Waterproof shoes: Shoes that can withstand the rain are key. There is nothing worse than wet feet. In order to enjoy your day of adventure comfortably this is key.
- Moisture-wicking socks: Dry and warm feet are always a must. These socks will help keep the wet soggy feet away. They are perfect for hiking or even if you’re just exploring one of the many towns and cities.
- Wind proof umbrella: An umbrella is essential. One key thing to note is to make sure it is wind proof as Ireland does experience quite a lot of wind especially on the coast.
- Sunglasses: This may seem like a strange piece of advice after all our talk about rain. However, the glare off the sun in Ireland when it decides to appear is quite strong especially in summer months.
- Layers: In winter months especially, it can be quite cold in Ireland thus layers are a key item to pack. Bring a few heavy jumpers or even thermals as they take up less room in your suitcase. Layers are the best way to keep warm while also allowing you to adjust to the warmer temperatures inside.
- Jackets: In winter months make sure to bring a larger jacket to keep warm. The temperatures tend to be quite low. The jacket will ensure you can still enjoy all Ireland has to offer without worrying about the cold. Down jackets tend to offer the best warmth.
- Adaptor: An adaptor will be needed in Ireland as we use a three-prong plug. A universal adaptor is great as you can carry it with you on all your travels. At Adare Manor we do have USB ports so don’t panic if you do forget it.
- Hiking boots: If you plan on taking any hikes in Ireland or even exploring some of our rougher terrain these are essential. They provide the correct support and also allow you to truly explore without worrying about dirtying your shoes.
- Backpack: A bag will be your saving grace and will allow you to carry all your essentials while you explore. Spare socks, rain jackets, sunglasses they are all essential regardless of the season.
- Battery pack: An item that one should pack for every holiday but especially in Ireland. Imagine if your phone died in the middle of the day and you could no longer capture your Irish experience? Hence a battery pack will ensure you can keep your phone charged all day and never miss out on that perfect shot.
Regardless of the outdoor experience you plan to have in Ireland all the items listed above are key to enjoy Ireland whatever the weather.
A little closer to home; Here are some key items to pack to enjoy everything Adare Manor has to offer.
- Rain jacket, waterproof shoes, moisture-wicking socks, and layers in winter if you plan on doing our many outdoor activities.
- Comfortable shoes to explore the grounds by either walking or cycling.
- Swimsuit to enjoy our amazing Spa and Padel Club.
- Smart casual clothes for night to enjoy our incredible culinary experiences.
- Leisurewear to enjoy our golf simulation, padel courts and gym.
- Golf clothes and shoes to enjoy our championship course if you so wish.
Our team are always on hand to assist with anything you may need during your stay with us.
Take time to read our Activity Brochure to see all we have to offer here at Adare Manor
We hope that this blog post has eased the challenge of packing for your stay in Ireland. Don’t stress too much about packing once you’re ready for adventure and tranquillity, you are ready for Ireland. We can’t wait to welcome you here in Ireland and share the amazing things that Ireland has to offer with you. See you soon.