5 best places to go in Ireland in Autumn - Intupod
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5 best places to go in Ireland in Autumn

For many Autumn is the best time to be out and about. It’s still quite mild and the colours are absolutely amazing.

Here’s our list of what to do this Autumn…

Whale watching

The west coast in Autumn is peak whale watching season. Minke whales first appear in the summer months but are expected to stay till November while the fin whales and humpbacks appear later in October and November. Orcas are a rarer sight though dolphins usually make themselves more seen.

Boat tours are helpful to see the beautiful beasts though they can still be seen from headlands and islands from the west coast.

Boat Tours: Whale Watch WestCork and Cork Whale Watch.


Find your own food

Autumn in Ireland is a time of jam making, preserving and pickling. All of Ireland is a potential garden for picking and foraging. Irish Autumn yields are usually blackcurrants, blackberries, raspberries, apples, hazelnuts, seaweed, and mushrooms.

Foraging walks are guided tours allowing guests to collect and sample the local yields.

Foraging Walks: Wicklow Wild Foods, Forge Ireland and Wild Kitchen.


Beautiful autumn scenery

Alluring red and gold leaves are now peeping through into October and superb scenes can now be seen from hiking trails and pastoral landscapes. Ireland is home to many landscaped gardens, national parks, and mountain trails to take a walk and see the seasonal scenes.

Killarney National Park, Glendalough in Co Wicklow and Altamont Gardens in Co Carlow are just some areas to enjoy Ireland’s Autumn scenes.


Enjoy some traditional Irish music in a traditional Irish pub

Ireland, as you know, is very big into its traditional music and the traditional pub goes very well with this. The pub session is usually the focal point for these live Irish music performances and in Autumn these pub performances become more frequent with the coldness starting to kick in.

Pubs to visit: Kehoes Pub Dublin, Brogan’s Bar Ennis and Peadar O’Donnells Bar in Derry are just a few of many traditional Irish pubs to cozy up in this Autumn.


The Wild Atlantic Way

Now that the tour coaches have left for another year, the Wild Atlantic Way route is ready for exploring. The popular 1600 mile long route is filled with beautiful scenery, ancient castles and a few game of thrones film settings for loyal fans. The route can be divided up into digestible chunks.

Some of the more popular areas are the Ring of Kerry, Causeway Coastal Route, and the Sky Road.

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