September is possibly the best time to visit Ireland, if you’re planning to visit the standard tourist destinations.
If you’re planning a year ahead, do consider this.
Good points about travelling to Ireland in September
- Any of the standard tourist destinations will already be much quieter, but they’re still operating at full hours.
- For example, you’ll get to walk the Cliffs of Moher and take in the view, without lots of crowds.
- If you want to drive in Ireland, or get driven, main routes like the Ring of Kerry will be quicker to navigate.
- Since you’re going slightly off-season, the flights should work out that bit cheaper too, compared with mid-summer.
- Accommodation won’t be such a squeeze point. For example, one July, I simply could not find B&B accommodation south of Limerick for the weekend that was coming up. But in September you would have plenty of options, right up to that night.
The bad points
- Rain, or who knows! September in Ireland can be glorious warm sunshine. And it can rain from the heavens in a cool wind. You’re certainly taking your chances. And you better bring your rain jacket 🙂
Despite that one bad point, do plan your trip, it will work out.
What’s your experience?
For those of you who have experienced Ireland several times, what time of year did you visit? Which time of year would you recommend that someone visits Ireland? Leave a reply on this blog post.