If you are wondering when the best time of the year to go to Ireland is, and are not limited by school holidays, it is autumn. Ireland becomes a little quieter after the peak months of summer, and many of the tourist attractions become calmer, more peaceful places to visit.

While the temperatures start to cool, the days are still bright during the first two months and fall in Ireland can be surprisingly drier than you think.

If you are unsure when is autumn in Ireland, autumn months in Ireland are September, October and November.

You might think that autumn in Ireland is a quiet affair, but there is still plenty going on, with things like festivals such as the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Dublin Fringe and of course, Halloween.

Some of the best places to visit in Ireland in autumn will include colourful autumn leaves. Ireland has plenty of tree species whose leaves change colours at this time of year, giving visitors a kaleidoscope background for beautiful pictures during the Irish autumn.

Whether you are looking for the best autumn colours Ireland has to offer for a day out as a local, or if you are looking for autumn breaks in Ireland as a visitor to the Emerald Isle, you’ll find plenty of ideas to help you plan your time during autumn in Northern Ireland or the Republic.

You can also discover in this section some places to celebrate Thanksgiving in Ireland or get some Irish-inspired Thanksgiving food ideas.

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A picture of a red candle surrounded by cinnamon sticks and a note sticking out of the sticks saying happy Thanksgiving
A selection of Thanksgiving fruit and vegetables and text overlay saying Irish Thanksgiving food and dinner ideas

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