Miles of mountains topped with sprinkles of pure white snow, twinkling festive lights decorating charming streets and welcoming open fires stationed in the snug of traditional pubs – this is winter in Ireland. And, we think it’s safe to say, it’s an experience to remember!
Here’s why you should visit Ireland during winter.
Experience the stunning landscape
Ireland’s already stunning landscape truly transforms during winter.
Situated in County Down, the white-capped Mourne Mountains are a sight for sore eyes during the winter months – so much so that they inspired C.S Lewis to create Narnia!
Croagh Patrick in County Mayo is also worth a visit – there is no other view like the snow settling on the mountain’s peaks.
Escape the crowds
Ireland is one of many countries that seems to attract the crowds during the summer months – despite its lack of scorching weather!
Opting to visit Ireland during the winter will ensure that you escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist trodden areas and q that little less to see the sights and attractions that are top of your list.
Enjoy a cosy pub experience
Ireland’s traditional pubs are renowned for their welcoming hospitality and warm atmosphere – something which tends to increase during the winter months!
Enjoy a pint of the black stuff and a hearty Irish stew in front of a roaring open fire; is there really a better way to spend a winter evening?
See the Christmas lights
The Christmas lights breathe life into the already captivating Irish streets.
Make your evening stroll that little bit more magical by taking in the surrounding Christmas lights, the festive buskers and the overall enticing atmosphere that the winter months tend to bring.
If you really fancy embracing the festive side of Ireland during your winter trip – checking out the Christmas markets in Ireland is a must.
From Alpaca’s in the Wicklow Christmas market to artisan crafts in Galway’s Continental Christmas Market – there’s plenty to get you into the festive spirit during a winter getaway in Ireland.
We hope our ‘Why visit Ireland during winter’ was helpful!
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