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Why This Iconic European Country Makes A Great Fall Getaway

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Now that most of us are fully in the swing of all things fall, it’s a great time to think about where you can go that makes a great fall vacation spot.

Luckily, that list is long, and it seems to be growing every day. There are many places to visit across America, Europe, and beyond that are perfect fall spots, all offering something different for every traveler. 

Now it’s time to think about the iconic country of Ireland for a perfect fall getaway. 

View of building in Dublin, Ireland in the fall

Fall is great for a visit to Ireland for many reasons: it’s absolutely beautiful across the country, you can find some great flight deals, crowds are much smaller than they are in the summer, and therefore the likeliness of snagging lower accommodation prices rises. 

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The fewer crowds in Ireland in the fall also means that visiting iconic sites and classic attractions will be more enjoyable with fewer people, not to mention the weather is nice with mild temperatures and little rain.

So come enjoy the dreamy cities and stunning countryside, and enjoy the many fall festivals here as well. 

Here’s Why Ireland Makes A Great Fall Getaway: 

Stunning Scenery 

It might be known as the Emerald Isle, but don’t forget that for all the stretches of green pastures, Ireland is also home to its fair share of rugged and rocky landscapes. The fall foliage takes over the country and offers some pretty great scenery, awash in bright fall colors. 

Aside from the foliage, the autumn season is the time when Ireland's wildlife is easiest to spot. Wild deer and baby seals are some of the stars of this season, and visitors and locals enjoy spotting them around the country.

Luxury Ashford castle and gardens from above drone Co. Mayo Ireland

Fewer Crowds 

Since it’s such a popular country for a holiday, Ireland can and does get very crowded in the more popular summertime months. 

So, waiting until the fall to visit means you can enjoy taking your pictures in front of iconic sites such as Temple Bar, Trinity College, The Cliffs of Moher, and others will be much easier with fewer tourists to contend with. 

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Lower Prices 

Of course, with a shoulder season visit, not only do you have fewer crowds, but you are likely to be able to snag some deals much easier than you would the rest of the year.

This is the time to find lower-priced accommodation, discounts on tours and transportation, and almost everything else you can think of. 

Flights to Ireland from the U.S. are cheaper in the fall, and deals can be had on many airlines. Those who depart from the East Coast can enjoy an evening flight of under seven hours, meaning you can try and sleep en route and wake up refreshed and ready to start exploring. 

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Festivals and Spooky Season 

Another reason the fall is a great time for an Ireland visit is because of the number of festivals all over the country at this time. Popular choices include the Cork Jazz Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Culture Night, or the popular Dublin Fringe Festival. 

One more big bonus when you visit Ireland in the fall is that this country is known for its spooky season festivities. This is the place where Halloween originated from, after all, and therefore, the endless events that take place all around the country at this time can't be missed.

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Cozy Weather 

While it might get overcast and a bit drizzly at times, this only means that the cities and towns look like something out of a storybook.

The days in Ireland in the fall months are still long and get an impressive amount of daylight, meaning you have more time to go out and explore. 

In October, the weather is an average high and low of 55 degrees and 42 degrees, making it perfect for wrapping up and heading out for some epic walks and getting some great photos in that never-ending golden hour the autumn sun casts upon the land. 


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