Best Month to see Ireland

Old Nov 28th, 2005, 06:09 PM
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I would also recommend that you do B&B in Ireland. They are very good and private with en suite and lovely breakfasts.

We just pulled into a nice looking place and every time we got a room for a fair price.

I'd never stay in the high priced hotels in Ireland or Scotland when the B&B's are so good.
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Old Nov 28th, 2005, 07:57 PM
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First off I'd like to say that just BEING IN Ireland is a good thing!!

That being said, you always expect rain in Ireland....I've had trips that I had almost no rain and some with very little rain, and my last trip (this Oct.) with maybe 2 rainy days and a few rainy nights and a few rain on/off days and then some sunny days thrown in. Always expect rain.

This past trip I had the best coat ever for is like a jacket but it is kinda dressy but also looks good with jeans. The best part was the hood-I never even used my umbrella...just put my hood up when it rained-worked great!!

Also, as mentioned above, take the train from Dublin to Belfast-its a nice train and a wonderful ride-takes about 2 hours and its really nice. You get the train at Connolly Station in Dublin.

I prefer the warmer summer months in Ireland myself but am going more often nowdays to see my aging mother so I am looking for the deals too....I am thinking May or early June myself next trip.

Best tip I can give: do not expect Ireland to be the same as home.....that is why you left home to visit Ireland!

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Old Nov 28th, 2005, 08:14 PM
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Shadow... that's exactly the problem I know it won't be the same and I'm guessing I won't want to come back to Michigan
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A vote for April... I've been in both August and April, and much preferred April. We went on April 19-26 in 2004, and it rained one day (misty rain). The other days were cool, breezy, and either overcast or clear. Highs around 65-70F, lows at night in the 40s-50s. I like cooler weather, so this was PERFECT.

You see all the greens of Ireland in this time of year, as the grass is new. The bright yellow gorse is everywhere, and cute little lambs
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I have checked the weather charts for the past 5 years. The driest period was the first 7 - 10 days in May. April was a very dry month in 2003. Its a lottery really.
As regards flying to see your friend there is a direct service Toronto - Belfast with Transaer on an Airbus 310. See your friend, hire a car and hit south. End up at Shannon Airport from where Transaer also fly direct to Toronto. They are charter flights but if you make enquiries at your end it might work.
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CU... great idea on the fly from Toronto to Belfast I didn't even think of that. I had just been looking at the into Dublin out of Shannon routes.
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You can go to this site and check the details yourself based on 30 years (1961-1990) of data.

Go in the spring, April or May. April historically has the least rain, but May and June are not far behind. Temps are warmer in May and June as well. In addition, May has the most mean daily sunshine. September, which is mentioned by many, has more rain and less sunshine than April, May or June.
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