A cosmopolitan lifestyle, rich culture, plenty of public amenities and small-town warmth combine to make Dublin a fun and rewarding place to live. Here’s some of the things you might want to consider before making a move.
What’s the weather like?
Ireland’s climate could be described as mild, moist and changeable. It certainly rains a bit. Dublin gets about 730mm (28 inches) of rain a year – more than London or Paris, less than Copenhagen or Munich. In the height of summer, the sun doesn’t set until almost 10pm. Temperatures rarely drop below freezing and snow is uncommon except on high ground. The mercury tops out at about 20° Celsius in summer. Here are some average temperatures:
- Winter: November to January 7°C – 10C (44°F – 50°F)
- Spring: February to April 8°C –12°C (46°F – 54°F)
- Summer: May to July 17°C – 20°C (64°F – 68°F)
- Autumn: August to October 14°C – 17°C (57°F – 64°F)
Waterproof coats for summer and winter are good investments, while your bathing suit may have to wait for summer vacations further south.
There’s a huge variety of recreational activities in Dublin. We’ve got mountains and sea within a stone’s throw of the city centre. There’s dozens of (mostly) free galleries & museums; year round festivals; bustling markets; delicious dishes in hundreds of restaurants. It’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the almost thousand pubs across the county. From sports bars to music bars to bars that treat sports and music as unnecessary distractions, Publin.ie is the definitive guide.