Autumn – or Fall – is a blissful time to visit Ireland. Though famed for greenness, the Emerald Isle shows a new and very appealing side as the island turns red and gold after the flush of summer. Most tourists and staycationers have returned home, leaving country roads quiet, attractions quiet and cities more relaxed.
The autumn season has prolonged sunshine and daylight hours are still long. As evenings start to turn a little chilly in October, you couldn’t wish for a better excuse to nurse a pint or a whiskey in a cosy local pub with trad music for company.
Here are a few of the highlights of exploring Ireland at this time of year.