What is the Weather in Ireland?
With it’s oceanic climate, Ireland has mild, temperate weather that can be cool, damp, cloudy and rainy all year. Because temperatures do not fluctuate much, frost in the winter and oppressive heat in the summer is rare. The weather can change quickly and it is very possible to have rain that ends to reveal bright blue skies or an icy morning that turns very warm by afternoon. Often, the ground feels very warm as the sun soaks into stones and warms them. Occasionally, cold winds blow in from the east which can be very uncomfortable while rain often falls in mists. The western coast is slightly milder in the winter.
How do I get Around Ireland?
The rail is the most common way travelers visit various parts of Ireland. Often, the train is faster than bus service. For example, a trip by train from Dublin to Killarney can take over two hours less than if you took the bus. If you plan to travel locally, however, bus service is the best way to go as they are much less expensive than trains. Car rentals are available, but you will need to have an international driver’s license unless you are from an EU country. Remember that the Irish drive on the left.