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Dublin In June: Weather, Tips + Things To Do

Dublin In June: Weather, Tips + Things To Do

Visiting Dublin in June comes with advantages and disadvantages (and I’m basing that on living here for 34 years!).

For some, it’s the best time to visit Dublin, thanks to its long days and generally warm weather (the Long Term Average temperature in Dublin in June is 13.4°C/56.12°F).

For those planning a trip to Ireland on a budget, crowds and peak flight and accommodation prices make it a bit of a no go.

In the guide below, you’ll discover everything from what to expect from the weather in Dublin in June to things to do and more handy info. Dive on in!

Some quick need-to-knows before visiting Dublin in June

june in dublin

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Although visiting Dublin in June is nice and straightforward, there are some need-to-knows that’ll make your visit that bit more enjoyable.

Below, you’ll find info on the weather in Dublin in June along with some handy info.

1. Weather

The weather in Dublin in June tends to be quite good – the first two weeks of the month, in particular (what we call ‘Leaving Cert weather’). Expect long mild summery days with spells of rain.

2. Average temperatures

The LTA (Long Term Average) temperature in Dublin in June is 13.4°C/56.12°F

3. Long days

We get loads of lovely daylight during June in Dublin. From the start of the month, the sun rises at 05:03 and sets at 21:42. This makes mapping out your Ireland itinerary easy as you’ve lots of daylight hours to play with.

4. It’s peak tourist season

As it’s peak season, both flights and accommodation prices will have reached their highest point. You’ll also find the usual hotspots, like Howth and Malahide, buzzing with visitors.

5. Festivals and events

Many festivals in Ireland take place during June. However, if music isn’t your thing, there’s endless things to do in Dublin in June, from scenic drives to hikes and everything in between. Find suggestions below.

Fast facts: The pros and cons of June in Dublin

things to do in ireland in june

So, I’ve lived in Dublin for 34 years and have, although very unintentionally, spent every June of my life here… so I’ve a fair idea of what to expect.

These are the pros and cons as I see them (note: I’ll go into what weather to expect in the next section).

The pros 

  • Weather: June is summertime and the Long Term Average temperature in Dublin in June is 13.4°C/56.12°F
  • Long days: From the start of the month, the sun rises at 05:03 and sets at 21:42.
  • Festivals: Loads of Irish music festivals and food, and cultural events take place (see our Irish festivals calendar)
  • Summer buzz: Long, mild days and the incoming summer tends to bring tourists and atmosphere to many towns, villages and cities

The cons

  • Prices: Demand is at its highest during the peak season, so expect to spend more on both flights and hotels in Dublin
  • Crowds: As it’s peak season, you’ll find crowds at all of the tourist hot-spots

The weather in Dublin in June

The average temperature in Dublin in June is generally mild, as you’ll notice in the graphic above. 

It is important to note that these temperature ranges can vary considerably from year to year.

Below, you’ll find a comparative analysis of recent years that uses data from various weather stations.

Please note that all of the Dublin in June weather data is via Met Eireann – the Irish Meteorological Service.

A comparison of June weather in Dublin in recent years

County202220212020
Dublin6.7°C/44.06°F6.2°C/43.16°F5.8°C/42.44°F
Galway7.0°C/44.6°F6.2°C/43.16°F5.8°C/43.25°F
Cork8.2°C/46.76°F6.9°C/44.42°F7.2°C/44.96°F
Kerry8.6°C/47.48°F7.7°C/45.86°F7.6°C/45.68°F

The table above offers a look into the average temperature in Dublin in June along with Galway, Cork, and Kerry over the past few years.

As you can see, the average temperature in Dublin in June remains relatively consistent with a Long Term Average temperature in Dublin in June of 13.4°C/56.12°F

Rain in Dublin in June

County202220212020
Dublin88.555.0130.4
Galway143.1113.4248.5
Cork90.0157.6143.5
Kerry145.6228.2237.6

We get asked ‘Does in rain in Dublin in June?’ quite a bit. The answer is yes, yes it does (see our guide on what to wear in Dublin in June).

If you look at the table above, you’ll see that the counties on the west coast get an awful lot more rain than those on the east coast.

The LTA (Long Term Average) rainfall in June in Dublin is 66.7mm.

Things to do in Dublin in June

Although it’s still off-season, there’s still endless things to do in Dublin in June, from the many great restaurants in Dublin to hikes, walks, castles and more.

Below, you’ll find the likes of the Jameson Distillery, itineraries you can use and pub recommendations.

1. Have a good itinerary mapped out

The worst thing you can do if you’re spending June in Dublin is to arrive with no clear itinerary.

If you do, the chances are you’ll just waste time while you’re here and (hopefully not) whittle away all of your time in Temple Bar.

We’ve several ready-made options for those of you looking for things to do in Dublin in June, with itineraries ranging from 1 to 5 days:

2. The key attractions

Marsh's Library

Photos by James Fennell via Failte Ireland

Although we have the ‘main’ things to do in Dublin in June in the itineraries above, here are a few suggestions.

For some of these attractions, like the Storehouse, it’s worth having your ticket booked in advance:

3. Walks and hikes

Howth cliff walk maps

Photos via Shutterstock

One of the more popular things to do in Dublin in June is to walk/hike (especially if you’re looking to escape the city).

There are plenty of walks in Dublin, with something to suit every level of fitness. Here are some of the most popular ones:

4. Trad pubs

The Gravediggers

Photos left + bottom right: The Irish Road Trip. Other via Google Maps

There are some mighty pubs in Dublin that you can tuck yourself away in after a day of exploring.

If you’re looking to see some of the oldest pubs in Dublin, head to the likes of the Brazen Head or the Stag’s Head.

If you want to dodge the touristy pubs in Temple Bar, there’s some great pubs with live music in Dublin, like the Cobblestone.

Or, if you’re looking for a fine pint of the black stuff, see our guide to the best Guinness in Dublin.

What to pack / what to wear in Dublin in June

visiting Ireland in June

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Although we’ve a detailed guide on what to wear in June in Dublin, I’ll give you the need-to-knows.

What you wear is going to boil down to a couple of different things; the activities you have planned and the type of places you plan on visiting in the evenings:

The essentials

  • Sun cream
  • If you’re visiting Dublin in June for a city break, pack shorts, t-shirts and runners/walking shoes
  • If you’re coming here for an active holiday, pack hiking gear, plenty of layers (more on this in a sec) and all the other light hiking gear you have
  • If you plan on trying some fine dining, pack some formal wear
  • If you’re going to spend time in pubs, relax – we’re pretty casual here. Jeans and a shirt are more than enough

Are you considering visiting during a different month?

Deciding when to visit Dublin is tough – and anyone that tells you otherwise is talking out of their hole (Irish slang for they’re full of sh…)!

It’s worth taking a bit of time to compare what it’s like here during the other months, as when you visit affects everything from your experience to the cost of a trip to Ireland:

FAQs about spending June in Dublin

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Does it rain during June in Dublin’ (it does) to ‘Are there many things to do in Dublin in June’ (they’re are).

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

Is June a good time to visit Dublin?

Yes, June is a great time to visit Dublin. The days are long (the sun rises at 05:03 and sets at 21:42) and and mild and there’s a busy festival calendar.

Are there many things to do in Dublin in June?

There’s plenty of things to do in Dublin in June, from hikes and walks to festivals, scenic drives and more. The long days are perfect for exploring.

What is the weather in Dublin in June like?

The LTA (Long Term Average) temperature in Dublin in June is 13.4°C/56.12°F.

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