Ireland==weather in July

May 20th, 2006, 10:41 PM
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Ireland==weather in July

Three of us California girls are coming into Dublin July 10th and leaving Shannon July 26 driving down throughout the lower half of Ireland--what kinds of weather can we expect...I have heard it rains almost every day -- is it ever shorts weather there or should we play it safe with jeans each day??? Lightweight jacket or something heavier??? Thanks for your help
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May 20th, 2006, 11:30 PM
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Well, this CA girl (ok a bit older than that!) is leaving for Shannon next Sunday on her 10th trip to Ireland and going it alone.
You would not want to wear shorts in Ireland....usually only kids wear shorts there and its usually too cool to wear them....the warmest it might get would be around 70 degrees...and, yes, it rains most least a little...but, you could hit it during a dry never know!!
I wear jeans a lot over there and at least a lightweight jacket...bring something with a hood or an umbrella.
But, most days the rain does not last can encounter rain and sun then rain and sun again in one day!
Hey, Ireland is great!! I love it there!
Are you flying Aer Lingus LAX-DUB?
I did on my last trip in Oct....this time its LAX-Newark-Shannon (Continental had the best price this time!).
Ireland is a blast!!
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May 21st, 2006, 12:31 AM
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I was there last August and wore jeans and a lightweight jacket every day. I wore the shorts once on a long, steep hike and never wore the skirt.

I'm from the Pacific Northwest so I'm used to cool rain but it felt chilly to me - you may need a sweater under your jacket!
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May 21st, 2006, 07:31 AM
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My hubby is from Ireland, we usually make 2 trips home each year, all different times of the year. It is never warm enough to wear shorts! Yes, some of the Irish do but when it is 60 degrees (very rare) they think it is like 80 to us! It rains almost everyday so bring a waterproof lightweight jacket, jeans, kahaki's etc. The sun, when it is out, can be warm and pleasant. I love, love, love Ireland and would consider retiring/moving back for a few months but really the weather is too depressing for me. Other than Italy, it is my other favorite European country.
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May 21st, 2006, 07:56 AM
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Ok, maybe i'm biased being Irish, but i think its a sight exaggeration to say it rains almost every day! Yes in winter its quite wet, but we do have some lovely sunny days in Summer, not as hot as CA, but not rain every day! come on gals, give us a break!!
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May 21st, 2006, 08:42 AM
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It rains for 9% of the time on the west coast and 6% on the east coast of Ireland. Summer temp in Dublin is 60F compared to 63 in San Francisco.In winter it is 40 compared to 50 in SF.
May 21st, 2006, 10:19 AM
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Thanks for all the great info on weather--being from Sunny southern california where we wear shorts even in February and March, I guess the Irish weather is more like San Francisco and will dress accordingly...Love the rain so that will be no problem (it rains almost every day in Hawaii too!!!) great airfare in January from Aer Lingus...I think it was about $800 if I recall with no stops--LAX to DUB then Shannon to Dub to LAX on the return
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May 21st, 2006, 11:26 AM
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Ireland has a cool damp climate all year round. In the winter it is somewhat cooler (50's or 40's) but never cold and in the summer somehat less cool (low 70's max - but rarely).

You never get US type summer (90's and humid with thunderstorms). The damp is often mist or drizzle and rarely heavy rain.

You don;t need shorts or swimsuits or tank tops. Tee shirts are usually worn under a windbreaker - you really don;t need anything heavier in the summer. Perhaps one cotton sweater for evening. But definitely have long pants, long-sleeve tops and waterproof shoes (sandals and capris won;t get a lot of use either). I don;t do jeans since they're too heavy to carry and take forever to dry when they get wet - just summer weight pants (mostly cotton or linen).

(Returning from a trip in August I sat next to a young Irish woman dressed in cords and a wooly tweed sweater. She was astonishd when we landed in NYC and it was 96. I had to explain summer to her.)
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May 21st, 2006, 08:10 PM
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Whoa! I'm glad I read this post. We are vacationing in Ireland in August. We're from Washington coast, so we are use to rain and cool temps. But even here, I wear shorts and sandals nearly all summer. So is it that much colder over there?
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May 23rd, 2006, 03:28 PM
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We were in Dublin last July and we wore shorts the entire time. It was around 70 degrees and sunny. I looked around and there was a lot of people in shorts. Don't be afaid to pack a few pair. When we in Bunratty later in the week it was over 80 degrees and muggy. Glad I packed shorts and a bathing suit for my daughter, who took a dip in the cold ocean.
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Have a pleasant and enjoyable trip. Give my regards to Rosscommon. Where else do you have planned for this trip?

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May 24th, 2006, 06:03 AM
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It can sometimes be quite nice & warm, and I'll generally wear a light skirt and t-shirt (but always bring a jacket and an umbrella - you just never know in this country). My husband (and lots of our friends) would wear shorts if it's warm. It can get humid. However at the moment we seem to be back in winter and I'm wearing a wool sweater and we have the heating on! The best idea is to wear a few layers!
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