How to prepare for hikes and mini treks with us
- Practical Information
Weather in Ireland
Weather in Ireland is an adventure itself. The climate is relatively mild. However, its unpredictability can become quite a challenge for both experienced and first-time hikers. It can suddenly change from very good to pretty bad. Good news is that it also works the other way around, quite often surprising us with beautiful blue skies and unique sunsets views. Due to this unpredictability, it’s important that you wear different layers of clothing. Wind and precipitation are the most important factors for hiking in Ireland. These two elements can accelerate cool temperatures, cause low visibility, make paths slippery and muddy, and make an easy walk more demanding. High winds can result in wind chill, meaning it may feel much colder than it actually is. How you cope with the elements largely depends on the quality of your gear. It’s essential for hikers in Ireland to have windproof, waterproof, and breathable hiking gear and a waterproof backpack. A pair of trekking poles comes handy in Ireland. Hiking sticks offer additional support on rocky and slippery trails, bog headers descents and can definitely help you keep your balance in high winds. See at the bottom of this page link for the weather forecast in Ireland.
In order to fully enjoy your hike or trek, you are asked to have the gear listed below. Some items are mandatory, others are optional. As mentioned before, the weather in Ireland is unpredictable. Therefore, wearing the appropriate clothing and having the right gear maximizes your chances for an enjoyable hike in a windy, wet or sunny Ireland. 1.Warm hat, gloves, warm socks (mandatory) 2.Waterproof jacket (mandatory) 3.Warm middle layer - fleece or softshell (mandatory) 4.Hiking trousers or warm leggins (no jeans!) (mandatory) 5.Waterproof overtrousers (mandatory) 6.Synthetic base layer (long sleeve) and underwear (mandatory) 7.Hiking boots above ankle (mandatory) 8.Backpack minimum 25 L (mandatory) 9.Food, drink and personal medicines (mandatory) 10.Hiking poles (rental option) 11.Gaiters (optional)