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The ideal time to visit Dublin

26 April 2017 · 2 min read

The Capital of Ireland, Dublin, is the biggest and most visited city of the country. Dublin is one of the most historical capitals of Europe, which has been home to some of the greatest writers and poets of the English literary world. It has the distinction of being one of the six cities to be selected as a UNESCO City of Literature. A vibrant and charming city filled with charismatic people with some quirky but lovable traits, it is a great place to spend your next holiday.

The city has many excellent hotels that cater to the hordes of tourists that visit Dublin. Prominent among them is the O’Callaghan Hotel Group that offers boutique facilities at an affordable price.

Another attractive feature of the O’Callaghan Hotels Dublin is their convenient location within Dublin City Centre. That makes it very easy to commute to various parts of the city, as they have excellent transport connectivity.

Best time to travel to Dublin

One of the most endearing aspects of spending a holiday in Dublin is the pleasant weather found all through the year. Dublin never really gets warm enough to sunbathe, with very slight changes in the temperatures. That means it is neither too cold nor too hot. In the summer temperatures generally remain in the mid-60s, which makes it comparatively cooler than other European cities in summer. That makes it ideal to go on a hike and visit outdoor locations. In the winter temperatures hover between the 30s and 40s with very rare snowfall.

With such favourable weather patterns, planning a trip to Dublin really comes down to your own personal preferences. While the summers are the warmest they attract the biggest crowds as well as are pricier in terms of airfares and accommodation. Dublin summers are “warm” not hot that make them perfect to be outdoors, to explore the city and its many attractions.  The month of July is just right to go a weekend break to Galway, probably the best location to visit in Europe at that part of the year. One of the best periods to travel in terms of price is November to February, which is the tourist off season and prices drop. Although, you will need to carry your woollens there are plenty of spots that are warm and cosy in Dublin like the pubs, museums and libraries etc. Because of Dublin’s higher Latitude, the days are longer in summer and shorter in winter.

Quite a few visitors find spring suitable for a visit. The weather is cold but milder, it is less crowded with tourists and the prices are relatively cheap from the tourist season. The periods of spring and fall are merriment time in Dublin as they are festival seasons.  The month of March sees the biggest celebration of them all – St. Patrick’s Day with its gala parade, live music, pub hopping and general all round gaiety and revelry mark the celebrations.

So whatever part of the year you plan to visit Dublin, you can be sure to have a memorable holiday for sure!