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Ireland In June 2022/23: Advice From A Local (Weather, What To Pack + More)

Ireland In June 2022/23: Advice From A Local (Weather, What To Pack + More)

Visiting Ireland in June comes with plenty of pros and cons.

For some, it’s the best time to visit Ireland, thanks to its long days and generally warm weather.

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 Ireland in June to things to do and more handy info. Dive on in!

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

the weather in ireland in june

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Although visiting Ireland 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 Ireland during this month along with some handy info.

1. Weather

The weather in Ireland in June tends to be quite good – the first two weeks of the month, in particular (what we call ‘Leaving Cert weather’). The average high temperature in Ireland in June can rise to a balmy 18°C, while the average lows tend to hover around 11.6°C. 

2. Heaps of daylight

We get loads of lovely daylight during June in Ireland. 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.

3. Price of flights and accommodation

Both flights and accommodation prices will have reached their peak in June, as there’s high demand with schools out for the summer and tourists flocking to the usual hotspots, like Doolin, Killarney and West Cork.

4. Things to do

June is the perfect time for a bit of exploring, thanks to the long, bright days and the warm weather. There’s endless things to do in Ireland in June, from scenic drives to hikes and everything in between. Find suggestions below.

5. Make an informed decision

Picking when to visit Ireland isn’t easy, and there’s an awful lot to consider, so it’s well worth spending some time comparing what it’s like in Ireland during the other months, when you have a second:

The pros and cons of spending June in Ireland

slieve league cliffs

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So, I’ve lived in Ireland for 32 years and have, although very unintentionally, spent every May 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 Ireland can reach highs of 18°C and lows of around 11.6°C (see averages below)
  • 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 accommodation
  • Crowds: As it’s peak season, you’ll find crowds at all of the tourist hot-spots

What to expect from the weather in Ireland in June

things to do in ireland in june

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As June is summer in Ireland, the weather tends to be pretty good – the first few weeks of the month, in particular.

Here’s what the weathers been like during previous years. Note: this data comes from MET Eireann, Ireland’s Meteorological Service

June 2021

  • The weather in Ireland in June 2021 was dry in most places and sunny and warm in the South East
  • The number of days where rain fell ranged from 6 days (at the Phoenix Park in Dublin) to 17 days in several parts of the country
  • The average temperature for the month was a mild 13.1 °C 

June 2020

  • The weather in Ireland in June 2020 was changeable, dull and windy
  • The number of days when rain fell ranged from 14 days (at Cork Airport) to 25 days (parts of Dublin)
  • The average temperature for the month was 14.2 °C

Average temperature in Ireland in June

The Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland on a sunny summers day.

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The average high temperature in Ireland in June can rise to a balmy 18°C, while the average lows tend to hover around 11.6°C. 

Summer in Ireland is generally quite pleasant, aside from the occasional downpour of rain. The country has experienced several heatwaves during recent years, with temperatures exceeding 30°C at times.

Those from colder temperate climates will find the temperature in Ireland in June warm and pleasant, while those who come from more tropical climates should find June in Ireland to be mild.

The average temperature in previous years

  • 2021: 13.1 °C
  • 2020: 14.2 °C
  • 2019: 12.7 °C

Things to do in Ireland in June

average temperature in ireland in june

Photo left: Colm K. Right: Semmick Photo (Shutterstock)

Thanks to the good weather and the long days, there’s plenty of things to do in Ireland in June.

If you’re on the hunt for things to do in Ireland in June, dive into our counties in Ireland section – it’s packed with the best places to visit in every county! Here are a handful of suggestions to get you started:

1. Set off on a well planned road trip

Caherconree in Kerry

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As you’ve plenty of daylight hours to play with, you’ve ample time to explore until your hearts content. However, you still need to plan accordingly.

If you’re struggling to pick a road trip route, our 5 days in Ireland or our 7 days in Ireland guides are two of our most popular itineraries.

2. Beaches galore

portrush strand

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There’s some incredible beaches in Ireland, many of which are missed by those visiting Ireland for the first time.

As you’ll (hopefully…) be visiting when the days are nice and hot, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for a paddle.

3. Hikes and walks

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Ireland is a hikers paradise, with walks to suit every level of fitness scattered right the way across the island.

There are endless mighty hikes in Ireland, from mountains to coastal strolls. Find walks in the county you’re visiting right here.

4. Pints with a view

best beer garden Ireland

Photo left: @rhythmofherdrum (IG). Right: Bunnyconnellan Bar

There are endless pubs in Ireland, however, if you can, try and suss out one where you can sip a drink with a view.

In most coastal counties in Ireland, you’ll find somewhere like the brilliant Bunnyconnellan Bar above.

5. Visiting Dublin in June

howth boat cruise

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There’s loads of adventurous things to do in Dublin in June (or you can spend the days in museums and castles, if you fancy!).

From islands and hill walks to delicious food and a buzzy pub scene, there’s plenty of things to do in Dublin in June. See our 2 days in Dublin and 24 hours in Dublin guides for an easy-to-follow itinerary.

What to pack / what to wear in Ireland in June

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OK, so you’re happy with the weather. Now, you’re trying to figure out what to wear in Ireland in June. It’s summer – you’ll only need t-shirts and shorts… right?! Wrrrrrong! 

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 Ireland 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

FAQs about spending June in Ireland

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

Yes, June is a great time to visit Ireland. The days are long (the sun rises at 05:03 and sets at 21:42) and and mild (highs of 18°C and lows of 11.6°C).

Are there many things to do in Ireland in June?

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

What can I expect from the weather in Ireland in June?

As is the case with every month, the weather in Ireland in June can be hit and miss. However, it’s always warm/mild (highs of 18°C and lows of 11.6°C), although it can rain quite a bit.

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Jasmine

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

This is definitely written by an Irish person! :) As far as “summers” go, if you’re from the vast majority of America at least, Ireland’s summers are not going to feel “mild” but rather- surprisingly chilly. The term “mild” has a very different meaning when used by an Irish person (I’ve learned this being married to an Irishman as an American and spending many summers here 😉). In my experience, there are maybe 3 weeks a year (often several of those days in April) where one from a warmer climate might prefer a pair of shorts over long pants in Ireland, but Yanks- take note: this list suggests a hat and gloves for a reason! I have a picture of me June 6, 2020 eating ice cream wearing a cashmere sweater, a trenchcoat, and a pair of gloves, and countless other photos in June, July and August where my visitors from America are bundled in Cashmere beneath a rain jacket. :-)) Anyway, lovely article, just a head’s up to Americans especially, who often get a shock when traveling to Ireland on a “summer” vacation, and end up freezing their buns off because they didn’t pack warmer clothes. Most of the summer will feel chilly here to most Americans! 💗

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