Credit

Courtesy of upthebanner/Getty Images

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

Switch to Celsius/MM
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

Find Flight and Hotel Deals

FLIGHTS
HOTELS

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

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.

Explore More of Galway

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.

Recommended

14 Top Jigsaw Puzzles, Games and Books to Keep Travelers Entertained

Even though you're stuck at home, you can still indulge your wanderlust with these activities.

15 Top Cookbooks to Buy

Travel to far-flung destinations and enjoy international food without leaving home.

The 12 Best Language-Learning Apps, Programs and Online Courses

Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill.

The 13 Best Sedona Tours

Get lost in the magic of Sedona's red rocks on these top adventures.

What is an Ecolodge? 21 Top Eco Resorts and Eco Hotels Around the World

Luxury meets environmental welfare at these top-notch ecolodges.

The 12 Best Puerto Rico Tours

Experience island living at its best on one of these guided trips.

I Went On a Cruise During the Coronavirus Pandemic. This Is What Happened.

Coronavirus concerns, itinerary changes and uncertainty lead to an unusual vacation.

5 Travel-Themed Activities to Do at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Use these suggestions to fill the travel void amid the pandemic.

Cancel For Any Reason Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

If you are rescheduling a vacation or booking a future trip, consider purchasing an insurance policy with the CFAR benefit.

The 21 Best Costa Rica Tours

Dive into this natural paradise on these exceptional excursions.