Does it snow in Ireland?

Ireland, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, full of amazing landscapes, incredible natural locations, and home of the best beer in the world!

Without a doubt, the Republic of Ireland is an amazing country, yes, but today we’re going to talk about something not many people seem to talk about: their climate.

SNOWIEST MONTH

January

February

SNOWIEST PLACES

Belmullet

Birr

Clones

AVERAGE SNOW

6 inches

❄ Does it snow in Ireland? 🇮🇪

⛅ Climate of Ireland

When people tend to think about Europe, the continent, a lot of people always think about the big, incredible countries, but the fact is that Ireland is there too, and we need to talk about it!

Ireland itself, like most countries in that side of the world, is rather small, although, when you compare it to other European countries, it is big enough to recognize it on the map.

But don’t you get confused about Ireland small size, because yes, this country might small when you compare it to others, but trust us, they still have many incredible things to show us, like their weather, for example.

The thing about Ireland is that, thanks to its unique location in the world and its rather small size, they have a very privileged type of climate, something most European countries don’t have.

To be a little bit more specific, Ireland has a temperate oceanic climate, which means, they tend to have a very nice weather almost all year around, but can also get to experience some cold temperatures once in a while.

Overall
Ireland has a kinda cold or temperate climate temperature, that is heavily influenced by the ocean, but other than that, have a very stable weather almost all year around.

🌨 When does it snow in Ireland?

Now that you know a little bit about Ireland climate, it is time to talk about their seasons, and how each one impacts the weather in the country, because just like we just said, they do tend to have cold days, but mostly warm ones.

That being said, Ireland, like most countries in Europe, goes through four different season changes through the year, which are:

  • Let’s start talking about springtime, which happens from March all the way to May. With temperatures going around from 50 °F (10 ºC) to 55,4 °F (13 ºC) tops, with gloomy days most of the time, but sunny once in a while.
  • Then comes summer time, which happens from June to August, with the average temperatures being around 68 °F (20 ºC), sunny days almost every day, and an overall really amazing weather.
  • Of course, after summer comes fall or autumn, and it happens from September all the way to November. During the very first weeks of fall, the temperatures are still kinda warm, but as you get closer to the winter time, temperatures start to drop almost immediately.
  • Last, but definitely not least, comes winter, which happens from December to February, with temperatures almost always staying around 33,8 °F (1 ºC), bringing in the snow season, of course, which also happen during these months.

As to whether or not does it snow during Christmas season, also known as the snow season, the answer is yes, it does! So you can expect some really nice white Christmas.

🌨 Where does it snow in Ireland?

By this point you already know a lot about Ireland’s weather, but do you know where does it snow in Ireland? Well don’t worry, because we are about to tell you what you need to know.

Does it snow in Ireland?
Kenneth Allen / Lislimnaghan Church of Ireland

Believe it or not, it doesn’t snow everywhere in Ireland, even when it is a rather small country. However, places like Belmullet, Birr and Clones are some of the snowiest places in Ireland.

How much does it snow in Ireland?

Due to its unique location and the fact that it is a rather small country, Ireland doesn’t really experience that much amount of snow, at least not as much as you’d expect.

To give you an accurate idea, the average year precipitation is about 23 inches, and keep in mind, this includes both snow and regular rain, so it really isn’t as much as it might seem.

Skiing in Ireland

Finally, time to talk about the fun stuff! Sadly, there aren’t many places to ski in Ireland.