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Best Times to Visit Galway

The best time visit Galway is between July and October. Not only is the weather perfect for touring the city's outdoor attractions, but there's also a full event calendar. Expect mild high temperatures in the mid-60s; and plan to pack layers if you're hoping to visit the area's coastal attractions, such as the Cliffs of Moher, where there is little to shield you from the wind. Spring and fall are considered the "midseason" for tourists, and visitors will find great bargains for accommodations. Winter can be chilly, with temperatures that dip into the mid-30s. 

Weather in Galway

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Average Temperature (°F)
8.7
3
9.1
3
10.8
4.3
13
5.5
15.8
7.9
17.8
10.6
19.4
12.4
19.1
12.3
17.3
10.4
14.1
7.7
11
5.1
8.9
3.2
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
4.98
3.68
4.07
3
3.12
3.39
3.3
4.3
4.2
5.43
5.01
5.22
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

June-October

Not only are July and August the warmest months, they also see the most daylight, meaning more time to explore and have fun at the many festivals that occur during this time. You'll pay for the high season prices, but the 60-degree temperatures will be worth the added expense. June, September and October are also popular months for visitors, with pleasant weather and slightly fewer tourists.

Key Events

November-January

Occasionally, temperatures drop below freezing, but snow is extremely rare. There is certainly something to be said for visiting natural attractions, like the Cliffs of Moher, which offer a stark beauty in winter. Plus, the Galway Market hosts its annual Christmas Market beginning in late November and ending just before Christmas.

February-May

Temperatures are slow to warm in the spring, which spans from February to May. February sees daily highs in the upper 40s, while high temperatures in May break the 60-degree range. But if you don't mind bundling up, you'll be rewarded with few crowds at the city's normally packed attractions, including the Cliffs of Moher.

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