The Irish Weather - What To Pack?
Nobody comes to Ireland for the weather. Even the ancient Romans didn’t bother to invade, calling Ireland “Hibernia”, meaning “Land of Winter”. However, it is not as wet as people, including the Irish ourselves would have you believe. Firstly, it is not always raining! In Wexford, known as the Sunny Southeast, it officially rains for less than 150 days per year, meaning the chances of getting wet there and the rest of the east are less than 50%. Admittedly the west does get significantly more rainfall. 225 days being the average in most parts of the west. Also in places like Connemara and Kerry, humidity can be so high that even though it is not raining, the air feels full of moisture.... but... that’s what gives us the green lush foliage, the extraordinary grassland and our incredibly good food.