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Best time to visit??

Can anyone recommend the best time of year (weather, activities, etc) to visit Ireland?

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My preference is April-May. It's too early for the summer crowds, but attractions and historic sites that close over the winter are open. The weather is good (usually), and the fields are full of lambs.

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I was there in October and the weather was quite pleasant for the most part. There were a few gray and "drizzly" days, but not really any rain. My preference would be May-June or September-October.


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I have visited in November, and found the weather cool but pleasant. There were also few-to-no foreign tourists at this time of year.