If you’re wondering what to wear in Ireland in June, the guide below (based on 33 years of living here) should come in handy.
Deciding what to pack for Ireland in June can be tricky, especially if it’s your first time visiting.
But it’s very straightforward once you have a sense of what June is like in Ireland.
Our Ireland packing list for June contains no affiliate links – just good, solid advice you can rely on!
Some quick need-to-knows about what to wear in Ireland in June
Before looking at what to wear in Ireland in June, it’s worth taking 10 seconds to get up-to-speed on what this month is like:
1. June is summer in Ireland
With average highs of 18°C/64°F and average lows of 11°C/52°F, there’s no doubt about it, the weather in Ireland in June can be lovely. The days are nice and long with the sun rising at 05:03 at the beginning of the month and setting at 21:42. If you’re following one of the itineraries from our Irish road trip library, these long days give you plenty of time to explore!
2. Hope for the best and plan for the worst
When it comes to what to pack for Ireland in June, plan for every type of weather. June tends to bring mild and sunny weather, it isn’t guaranteed. You should pack with different scenarios in mind. For example, both 2020 and 2022 saw above-average rainfall in certain parts of the country, whereas in 2021, it was mostly dry with lots of sunshine in the South East.
3. Where you’re from plays a big part
For many of us, highs of 18°C sound like a warm summer’s day. But if you’re from somewhere with a hot tropical climate, this can still be a little on the cool side! Where you’re from really does influence how you gauge temperature, so make sure you think carefully about whether you’ll need to pack a few extra layers or some more breathable clothing.
4. We can get four seasons in a day
One of the main take-home-points from our guide to the best time to visit Ireland is to keep in mind that we can, and often do, get every season in one day. Packing rain gear and warm layers are a must. The worst case scenario is that you don’t end up using them.
Ireland packing list for June
This is what I recommend you pack for Ireland in June:
- Short-sleeved t-shirts/tops
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat
- Light waterproof jacket
- Shorts/summer dresses
- Socks and underwear
- A light top for evening time/cold days
- Comfortable walking shoes/boots
- Footwear for evening time
- Activity-related clothing (e.g. hiking boots)
- Swimwear if your hotel has a pool or if you plan on sea-swimming
The list above gives you a quick overview of what to wear in Ireland in June and what to bring with you.
Below, you’ll find the type of plugs we use along with a mix of other essential items for your Ireland packing list for June.
1. The essentials
We like to start with packing the essentials, that way we know how much room in our bag we’ll have leftover for clothes, gear, and other items.
Essential items will differ from person to person, but we’ve popped a few general things below you might want to consider bringing.
Firstly, there’s a valid passport and, if you need one, a complete VISA. Then there’s any tech you might need. So phones, cameras, eReaders, headphones etc., and their chargers.
In Ireland, we have G-type plugs (three rectangular prongs) so don’t forget an adaptor if you need one.
Secondly, you’ll want to make sure you bring any special medication you need as you might not be able to get it after you arrive. This also applies to toiletries – if you use something specific, it’s better to bring it along as you might now be able to get it here.
Lastly, we have the all-important day bag. June is a great time for exploring on foot. So a handy bag is essential for storing extra layers, your water bottle, snacks, and all-important waterproofs.
2. The waterproofs
Even during the glorious Irish summer, you’re going to regret not packing some decent waterproofs.
As we mentioned earlier, the past few Junes have had above-average rainfall, so a light waterproof jacket is highly recommended.
It’s also super handy to carry a little umbrella in your bag just in case.
3. Warm weather must-haves
As it’s officially summer, you can definitely ditch the winter coat and even your down feather jacket for some lightweight layers.
We suggest packing shorts, t-shirts, and sundresses for city breaks and a pair of trainers or comfortable sandals. A light jacket or cardigan is also a good shout to keep you warm during the evening.
Since the sun will hopefully be shining a lot, don’t skip on the sunscreen or a pair of sunglasses. A hat or baseball cap is also a good idea if you’re prone to burning or can overheat easily.
4. The evening wear
When it comes to what to wear in Ireland in June, many get stuck on the evening attire, but worry not!
The majority of Irish pubs and restaurants are quite casual when it comes to evening wear, with jeans/chinos paired with a shirt being more than fine for an evening trip to the pub or dinner out. For women, jeans or a skirt with a nice top is the norm.
However, if you’re planning on heading somewhere a bit up-market for dinner and drinks, then we’d suggest packing something a little smarter.
5. The activity-specific clothing
June is a great time for exploring Ireland’s outdoor sights, although if you’re planning an active holiday, you’ll want to bring along some extra gear. We suggest some sturdy walking boots/shoes, lots of layers (it can get quite cold high up in the mountains), and a wide-brim hat. A large reusable water bottle can also come in handy.
At this time of the year, the weather is definitely warm enough for a bracing dip in the ocean or some fun-filled water sports (surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding). So don’t forget your swimwear and a lightweight towel for the beach.
Irish cities and towns are extremely walkable, so even if you’re not a big hiker, comfortable shoes are a must if you plan to explore a lot on foot.
FAQs about what to wear in Ireland in June
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What Ireland packing list for June is the cheapest?’ to ‘Are pubs in June casual?’.
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.
What should I wear in Ireland in June?
With average highs of 18°C/64°F and average lows of 11°C/52°F, June tends to be nice and mild. Bring light layers, comfy shoes, a valid passport, a waterproof outer-layer and a G-type plug adapter.
How do people dress in Dublin in June?
Dublin on the whole is casual, with the exception of fine dining restaurants. Shorts, light layers and casual evening wear (e.g. jeans and a polo top) are all more the acceptable.
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.