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Spring in Ireland

Ireland in spring is a beautiful place. Sights, sounds and scents fill the senses. From the energy of young lambs running around green fields, to vibrantly coloured flowers shooting up, to the fun and excitement around St Patrick’s Day. What’s not to love?

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They will put a smile on your face 🙂 Lambs a plenty during Spring time in Ireland.

What To Wear in March/April in Ireland

Generally speaking Irish people dress quite causal. If you want to wear something a bit more fancy, the evening time is best. Irish weather is famously unpredictable, so dressing with this in mind will let you enjoy your trip all the more. You may have heard it before but “clothing layers” is the secret. If you’re planning on spending time in Ireland in Spring, you’ll find your essential list below:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (broken in)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof pants
  • Fleece
  • Multiple t-shirts
  • Terminal layer
  • Quick dry pants
  • Woolly hot, scarf and gloves
  • Synthetic/ woolly socks (many)

It’s OK to wear jeans too. Just be mindful if you’re caught in the rain, they can take a while to dry.

St Patrick’s Day Festival – 16th – 19th March

Celebrated almost worldwide, but you can’t beat the original and best experience in Ireland. The St Patrick’s Day Festival has grown to be a multi day celebration lasting from March 16th -19th.  The highlight of which is the famous St Patrick’s Day parade on March 17th. While nearly every town in Ireland has got their own parade, the biggest without a doubt is in Dublin. For more info on the St Patrick’s Day Festival check out

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The St Patrick’s Day parade marches through Dublin.

Spring Versus Summer

Like most places, summer is peak time in Ireland. While the weather maybe slightly warmer, there are far more people around in the summer months, particularly at popular scenic spots. Prices are also at their highest in summer. Another factor to consider is flights to and from Ireland, which are significantly lower in spring time. Adding to that, our March and April tours are 10% cheaper. This all makes a spring break in Ireland a much cheaper & easy going affair.


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A fresh Spring morning for Vagabonding!

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Like our smiley group here, it’s best wear layers in Ireland during Spring time.

What Temperature in March/April in Ireland

Generally temperatures are relatively mild in March and April, averaging between 46 to 54°F.

We get many questions about the weather here. In fact it is the biggest topic of conversation among the Irish, owing to our “four seasons in one day principle”. You may wake up to glorious sunshine, this can change rapidly by the afternoon. For this reason we always advise our passengers to always wear layers.

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Ewe will have your heart melted at an Irsh Sheep farm 😉

Lambing Season

Lambing session begins in Spring in earnest. With a staggering 33,000 flocks of sheep in Ireland and two million ewes, things can get quite hectic here. Almost all our tours include an optional visit to a sheep farm, where you can see these cute creatures up close. While there you’ll be treated to sheep dog demonstrations, sheep shearing and the antics of the young lambs during the spring months. You can even give feeding them a go.

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Feeding time at the Sheep Farm


Spring Flowers in Ireland

Spring brings a wide range of colour and scents to the landscape in the form of blooming flowers. From woodlands covered with bluebells in Blarney & Killarney, to wild flowers peeking out basically everywhere. It’s a stunning feast for the eyes.


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A carpet of bluebells and wild garlic in Blarney.

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Wild spring flowers in the Burren

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St Stephen’s Green, Dublin abloom with flowers in Spring.

Ireland Spring 2018

If you are thinking of coming to Ireland in Spring check out our tours. Remember prices for March and April are 10% cheaper if you’re thinking of booking. For information on our tours, contact us directly on

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