June or August ??

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Feb 10th, 2009, 06:58 PM
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June or August ??

I'm going to Ireland for the first time with my mom and niece. We were planning on going in August, but I can get time off in June.
When is a better time to go?
We are mostly going to travel in Dublin and the southeast.

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Feb 10th, 2009, 08:49 PM
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June! June has the longest days and not as many tourists...Summer is just getting started and everyone is ready to have a good time!! I love Ireland in June..though airfares go up in June. It is sometimes worth the extra for the longer days though.
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Feb 10th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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Shadow is right - JUNE!!
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Feb 10th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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Absolutely go in June. Most schools in Europe (certainly in England) go through at least the end of June and many go into July. So mid-July through the end of August is the big holiday season. June should be much less crowded.
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Feb 11th, 2009, 05:18 AM
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Ditto to all of the above! We were in Paris one year at summer solstice time and it stays light till ~11:00 pm. Not sure if Ireland is the same but for sure it will be light till 10 which does wonders for your ability to stroll around and see things.
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Feb 11th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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June without a doubt. Many fewer crowds to fight.
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Feb 14th, 2009, 06:56 PM
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Wow!! Thanks everyone! I'm going to put in my vacation request on Tuesday.
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Feb 15th, 2009, 09:59 AM
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ok, not just being contrary here but August weather is much more reliable than JUne - you can get some grim Junes in Ireland... just a thought.
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Feb 15th, 2009, 10:47 AM
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Hi MsJ; If Aer Lingus flies from your home base, get a flight that's on sale at until Feb. 20th. www.aerlingus.com ENJOY Iris
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