November is a great month to visit Ireland but making a packing list can be tough. As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer it can get very cold!
When it comes to packing you need to prepare for cold weather. It won’t be as freezing as other parts of the world but there can often be a cold wind and freezing fog that can chill you to the bone. As well as that the chance of rain increases so it’s important to be prepared for all types of weather.
For some reason, November is a great time to see sunsets and sunrises in Ireland.
Here’s our recommended packing list for Ireland during the month of November:
- Wear long sleeves and long pants, if you are up early or out late the weather can be very cold and close to freezing.
- Layers, layers, layers! There is a good chance it will be very cold outside then roasting hot inside, so make sure you can be comfortable in both extremes.
- A nice pair of jeans – they are sturdy and will keep you warm.
- You can never go wrong with a winter coat, hat, gloves and a scarf… Especially if you plan on being out and visiting some of the outdoor tourist attractions.
- For women – leggings are a great addition to any ensemble while also keeping you warm. Men and women could also wear thermals under their clothes.
- Waterproof boots/shoes because no one likes wet feet in cold weather.
- Thick, warm socks.
- Pack enough clothes for one week, anything more than that is overkill when nearly every hotel has its own laundry service.
- It also will be very dry out there so make sure to bring some chapstick and hand cream.
- A travel umbrella is always handy and can be bought in most places for about €5.
Remember, even if the temperature isn’t freezing, the wind can make it feel like it is!
A good warm coat will help keep you warm while out and about or you could layer up with thermals and a windbreaker.
The odds of snow are quite low but you may see some frost on the roads so take care while driving.
If you ever get too cold, make sure to pop into the nearest pub or hotel… Most of them will have a cosy fire so you can warm yourself up!
If you want to see what the weather is like in November, click here.
Also be sure to check out Festivals and Events in Ireland in November.