Ireland in June: Weather, Tips & Beach Fun
- 201 views
The weather is fairly good for a trip to Ireland — long, bright days with temperatures rarely plunging into the uncomfortable territory. Pleasant temperatures across the country during this time of year make it an ideal month to explore the length and breadth of this stunning destination.
Find out what makes the Cliffs of Moher, towering 200 meters above the Atlantic, one of the most awe-inspiring sights in Ireland. Hike along the remarkable 180-kilometer-long Ring of Kerry. Explore the capital Dublin and learn more about the fascinating history of the city’s historic Trinity College.
Ireland Weather in June
Ireland’s weather in June is pleasant, with long days and plenty of sunshine. Temperatures in the country during this month fluctuate between a high of 18 °C to an average low of around 11.6 °C. In Dublin, the capital city, the mercury hits a high of 18°C and it can go as low as 9°C.
The sun is up at around 5:00 am and does not set before 9.30 at night in Ireland in July. Days get longer as the month progresses, which means you can pack in a lot of activities and sights in a single day. You might encounter some rain in June, but the showers typically arrive in short bursts. The south of the country is particularly dry during this time of year.
For a seasonal overview, read our article on the best time to visit Ireland.
Weather in Ireland in June - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||7||7||10||11||15||17||19||19||17||13||10||8|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||3||3||4||5||7||10||12||12||10||8||5||5|
|Avg Daily (°F)||44.6||44.6||50||51.8||59||62.6||66.2||66.2||62.6||55.4||50||46.4|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||37.4||37.4||39.2||41||44.6||50||53.6||53.6||50||46.4||41||41|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||70||60||70||50||50||70||50||80||60||80||60||80|
Why Visit Ireland in June
There are many compelling reasons to visit Ireland in June. Here are the main ones.
- Lovely weather: For a country where temperatures frequently stay below the freezing point in winter, Ireland’s weather in June is perfect for exploring the outdoors and visiting all the top sights. So enjoy bright, sunny days and visit all the natural wonders and historic landmarks of the country during your stay in Ireland in June.
- Hiking trails abound: June is one of the best months to go hiking in Ireland. Whether it is the easy Ballycotton Cliff Walk in Cork or the popular Dingle Way, this country has hundreds of great trekking trails to choose from.
- Beach time: Take advantage of the comparatively warmer weather conditions of Ireland in June and visit the country’s lovely beaches, which may be inaccessible in colder weather. Popular beaches include Curracloe Strand, the longest beach in the country; and Inch Beach, a charming coastal getaway.
- Road trips: Long, warm days make this month an ideal time to hit the road. Ireland offers some truly breathtaking road trips, from the glorious Wild Atlantic Way to smaller routes that take you past quaint towns and gorgeous hills.
- Festive spirit: There are exciting festivals taking place all over Ireland in June, such as the Taste of Dublin, a food festival that celebrates the culinary spirit of the capital and features masterclasses in cooking. Seafest, an ode to the country’s maritime traditions, is yet another event that you might want to add to your itinerary. If you love traditional music, you will feel at home at the Doolin Folk Festival, which features Irish and international folk music.
Where to go and what to do
Traveling to Ireland in June means taking part in a variety of outdoor activities. Enjoy the rugged coastline, slate-colored lakes, superb trails, and secret bays of Connemara. The area’s lush landscape offers many activities like hiking, fishing, and horseback riding, especially around the Twelve Bens mountain range. Boyne Palace in County Meath is home to important historic sites, including the megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange, Dowth, and Knowth. Older than the Great Pyramids of Giza, these fascinating tombs should be a part of your June itinerary.
Among the greatest road trips that you can do in June is the Ring of Kerry. Along the way, you will encounter incredible mountains, golden sand beaches, beautiful coastal views, and the UNESCO-listed monastic settlement in Skellig Michael. The Cliffs of Moher are not the only breathtaking series of cliffs in Ireland. Equally spectacular (but perhaps not as well-known) is Slieve League in Donegal, home to some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.
You might also want to visit the iconic Rock of Cashel, a lovely huddle of medieval buildings that include a Romanesque chapel and High Cross, a 12th-century tower. Dublin is full of quirky delights to explore. Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn more about the 250-year-old history of the famous brand and pick up souvenirs from small artisanal stores in Dublin’s George’s Street Arcade. If you are a lover of watersports, you might also want to go on a kayaking trip to Dalkey Island.
June is one of the best months to visit Ireland. Our travel experts in the country can help you plan a customized trip to Ireland. Feel free to reach out to them if you are interested.
Alternatively, you can check our Ireland tours in June.