Anytime is a good time to visit Ireland, but in Summer it positively shines. Days are longer and the sun sets later. The whole country comes alive as the sun doesn’t set until 10pm. Read on to discover Things to Do in Ireland in Summer.
Ireland has some gorgeous beaches, but it’s not usually the first thing that you think of when you think of Ireland. There is some great surf and in Dingle, Co. Kerry you could even spot Fungie, Ireland’s most famous dolphin.
Visit some of the Outer Islands
With hundreds of islands of her own, Summer is the perfect time to explore some of Ireland’s outer islands. The Aran Islands are probably her most famous. The trio of islands off the coast of Galway has preserved the Irish culture and language for generations.
The Galway International Arts Festival, which takes place in beautiful Galway City, goes beyond just concerts and music. The bilingual Irish and English Earagail Arts Festival, happens in County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Kilkenny Arts Festival incorporate the larger arts scene, as does the Dublin Fringe Festival.
National Museums of Ireland
Covering Archaeology, Natural History, Decorative Arts & History in Dublin and Country Life, Co Mayo you’ll see collections from prehistoric times to the present day and discover more about the country’s heritage.
The Wild Atlantic Way
A captivating and spectacular journey , spanning over 2,500km of Ireland’s impressive coastline. Starting in County Donegal, the Wild Atlantic Way encompasses seven counties of Ireland and is one of the longest coastal routes in the world, making it a fantastic opportunity to explore all the breath-taking beauty and stunning landscapes that the Emerald Isle has to showcase.
Sit in a pub with a glass of Whiskey
It’s very traditional in Irish pubs to have books. It’s a good mix. And though it’s not really necessarily a Summer thing. It’s an Irish thing.
Early April to mid-October is the generally the golf season in Ireland, especially for visitors. Locals play year-round on all links courses however. With improving weather and longer evenings Summer is the perfect time to visit Ireland and play golf.