Best Time to Visit

Galway & The West

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Best Time to Visit

Galway is a wonderful destination to visit almost all year round, but the period between July and September offers the best weather conditions. This is due to the influence of the Gulf Stream, which results in a mild summer characterised by temperatures ranging from 14 to 16 degrees Celsius (60 to 70 Fahrenheit). During the winter, temperatures drop to 4 to 7 degrees Celsius (30 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit), making it quite cold and wet. While the city gets lively especially during the warmer months, with numerous events like The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival and The Galway Arts Festival and people sitting outside in restaurants and cafés, the winter can also be cosy, as people gather at pubs for a pint and socialise.

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