If you’re planning on visiting Ireland in 2019, you’re in for a treat. You’ll find a country that has really come into its own in the last few years. Ireland has become a melting pot of old and new. With old established traditions mixing with contemporary influences. It’s definitely an exciting time to visit.
Before you start thinking of all the amazing things you’ll uncover on your trip, it’s worth noting a few dates.
We’ve put together a list of holiday, events and average monthly temperatures to help a little with your planning.
Ireland 2019 Bank & Public Holidays
Something that can catch visitors by surprise, is Irish bank & public holiday. As these can affect the cost and availability of accommodation. Subsequently, how busy the attractions and roads will be.
Many Irish holidays fall on a Monday, and where a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is observed as a holiday.
Below is a list of the 2019 Irish bank & public holidays:
|Tuesday||1st January||New Years Day||Many places of business closed.|
|Monday||18th March||St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday||The day after St Patrick’s Day is a public holiday|
|Friday||19th April||Good Friday||Not a public holiday, but banks and schools will be closed, as well as some businesses|
|Monday||22nd April||Easter Monday||The first Monday after Easter|
|Monday||6th May||May Bank Holiday||First Monday in May|
|Monday||3rd June||June Bank Holiday||First Monday in June|
|Monday||5th August||August Bank Holiday||First Monday in August|
|Monday||28th October||October Bank Holiday||Monday after Halloween|
|Thursday||26th December||St Stephen’s Day|
|Friday||27th December||Bank Holiday||Not a holiday, but the banks will be closed.|
School Holidays Ireland 2019
For those looking to travel in the off-peak season, it’s worth noting the school holidays in Ireland. The holidays fall into: Christmas Holidays, Easter Holidays and Summer holidays, as well as two week-long Mid-Term breaks, in mid-February and late October/early November.
|24th December 2018||4th January||Christmas Break|
|18th February||22nd February||February Holidays (mid-term)|
|15th April||26th April||Easter Holidays|
|May/June||September||Summer Holiday (exact dates vary by school)|
|28th October||1st November||October Holidays (mid-term)|
|23rd December||3rd January||Christmas Holidays|
2019 All Ireland Football and Hurling Final
The All Ireland Footfall Final and the All Ireland Hurling Final are massive sporting events in Ireland. Both will be held on Sundays in late August – exact dates TBC. As a result, accommodation will be at a premium at this time. Keep an eye on the GAA website for updates.
6 Nations Rugby Fixtures 2019
Another big sporting event at the start of 2019 is the 6 Nations. There are two matches happening in Dublin, one on the 2nd February and the 10th of March. More information can be found here: www.sixnationarubgy.com
Other Festivals in Ireland
We do love a good festival in Ireland. For those looking to get in the thick of it, there’s an Irish festival for every taste. You’ll find a flavour of the festivals here at www.ireland.com
What’s The Best Time of Year to go to Ireland?
Ireland is blessed with a mild climate. It rarely gets too cold or too hot. Although there is a good chance you’ll experience rain when visiting Ireland – so bring a rain jacket whatever the month!
Really anytime is fine to visit Ireland, however many feel that Springtime (March, April and May) and the Autumn months of September and October can be the best time to visit. As the weather is still good, and you’re avoiding the peak tourist season.
Average Temperatures Per Month in Ireland
For more information on Ireland’s weather, visit www.holdiays-weather,com.
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