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Is Holy Week more crowded than other times in Ireland?

I'm planning a week-long trip to Ireland with my 82-year-old mother and 15-year-old daughter. We're planning to arrive in Dublin, spend a few days there, and then drive to Cork for a few days before flying home from Shannon. My mother has some mobility issues so we are not planning on very intensive sightseeing.

My daughter has a school break the week leading up to Easter (April 1-9), so that would be a natural time for us to go. Does anyone know if travel is more challenging during that week: lots of kids out of school; hotels, restaurants, etc. more crowded -- or anything along those lines?

Thanks for any thoughts you may have.

Posted by
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Just like you, people will be taking advantage of school holidays. That wouldn't be a deal breaker for me. I would just go and enjoy.

Posted by
1971 posts

The Easter School holiday in Ireland is 1-14 April, so there are likely to be more families and children around than in the weeks on either side. However as you say, this is the obvious time for you to go. Accommodation may be your main problem so get thet booked soon. Go for it .