Ireland’s Unpredictable Weather

Fleadh Ennis 2016 © Tourism Ireland
Fleadh Ennis 2016 © Tourism Ireland

Places to go where you won’t mind the rain!

A wise person once said that Ireland is a great little country all the same, if only you could put a roof on it! April showers, Summer storms, and September heatwaves, if you can think it, Ireland has had it.

But fear not, because we at Trident Holiday Homes have come up with the ultimate list of places to go and things to do on a rainy day in Ireland, and the best part is they are all just a stones throw away from a Trident Holiday Home location!

Group selfie on rainy day at the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare ©James Bowden for Contiki and Tourism Ireland
Group selfie on rainy day at the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare © James Bowden for Contiki and Tourism Ireland

Dingle

Sitting comfortably on the Atlantic coast of Kerry, Dingle is renowned for its scenic views and outdoor adventure opportunities. However, Dingle is also home to some wonderful activities when conditions are wet and windy.

Delegates in Dingle Gin Distillery, Dingle, Co Kerry © Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland
Dingle Gin Distillery, Dingle, Co Kerry © Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland

Two of Dingle’s top three attractions are perfect for a rainy day; the Dingle Distillery, and the more family-friendly Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium.

There’s also plenty of indoor galleries such as the Carol Cronin Gallery, museums, and shops to explore just minutes away from our holiday homes in Dingle town such as Dingle Harbour Cottages, Courtyard Courtyard Cottages, An Searrach Holiday Home to name but a few in fact we have over 35 self catering holiday homes dotted throughout the Dingle Peninsula.

Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, Dingle, Co Kerry © Failte Ireland
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, Dingle, Co Kerry © Failte Ireland

Cobh

With dozens of Trident Holiday Homes dotted across the Rebel County, you can count on us to accommodate your next trip to Cork.

While the harbour town of Cobh might seem made for a sunny afternoon, there’s more than enough fun to be had on a cloudy day.

Firstly the Titanic Experience in Cobh is an indoor attraction that is perfect for all ages all year round. This fantastic museum has been lauded for its careful blend of educational exhibits and family fun, and it not one to be missed on a rainy day.

1st Class on The Titanic Tour, The Titanic Experience, Cobh, Co Cork © Fáilte Ireland/Tourism Ireland

In addition to this, Cobh is packed full of quirky traditional Irish pubs, Cobh Cathedral, colourful shops, and cafes that make it an ideal place to spend an afternoon under the umbrella.

Cobh Church Steeple, Co Cork © Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland
Cobh Church Steeple, Co Cork © Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland

Waterford

No list of Ireland’s weather-proof locations would be complete without a mention of Waterford City Centre. Trips to the Crystal County are becoming more and more popular in recent years, and with good reason.

Waterford Museum of Treasures, Waterford City © Fáilte Ireland
Waterford Museum of Treasures, Waterford City © Fáilte Ireland

The Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum, House of Waterford Crystal, and King of the Vikings virtual experience are just three of the best indoor unique experiences that Waterford has to offer.

Activate Waterford is a sure-fire way to keep the kids happy on a wet day, with bowling, mini-gold, and a huge indoor playground all on offer. While The Great Escape escape room experience is a no-brainer for teens and adults alike.

Donegal

We end our list of rainy day destinations with a northbound trip to Donegal, where Trident Holiday Homes are aplenty! While Donegal is home to some of Ireland’s most cherished walks and hiking trails, there are more than a few hidden gems for when skies turn grey.

Bundoran Beach, Co Donegal © Failte Ireland
Bundoran Beach, Co Donegal © Failte Ireland

The Art House Ireland Art Gallery is a must-see for art lovers, while Bundoran Waterworld and An Grianan Theatre will never disappoint located in the vibrant town of Letterkenney!

Bundoran Waterworld © Trident Holiday Homes

Eilís M – Editor of the Trident blog

  • Favourite escape: Exploring the Beara Peninsula and trail running in the Wicklow Mountains
  • Top tip: Pack a big smile and an open mind.

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