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Where is Dublin?

Where is Dublin? The city is located at the banks of the River Liffey and covers an area of around 44 square miles in east central Ireland. A low mountain range fringes its borders on its south side and it is also surrounded by picturesque farmland to the west as well as the north. The river divides Dublin in two into a north and south side and these are further divided into several other rivers. The Tolka River runs into Dublin Bay at the south east, the Dodder river runs to the Liffey at its mouth, the Grand Canalon lies on the south side while the Royal Canal lies on the north. The River Shannon lies around the inner city.

Most people think that Ireland receives torrential rains all year round but they could not be further from the truth. Even though the rainfall is responsible for the almost 40 shades of greenery the country is famous for (and which makes it a tourist magnet), rainfall is rarely heavy.

Most days are quite sunny punctuated by light rainfall and some clouds. If you really cannot stand the rain, then perhaps the east coast of Ireland will be more to your liking i.e. Dublin. The last two weeks of April in particular as well as most of August are usually warm with temperatures rarely rising above 20°C.

You can also experience some light fog and misty rain but that will only enhance your trip. The landscape takes on a fairytale like quality when this happens and downpours are rare but equally beautiful. Regardless of when you decide to visit Dublin, make sure to bring appropriate rain gear such as a raincoat, umbrella and warm clothing. Snowfall does occur but it is not as common and most of the city’s chill comes about due to chilly rain and sometimes hail. However temperatures rarely drop below 10°F and but if you want to visit during the first few weeks of January then you should bring warmer clothes, sweaters and jackets with you.

We can say that Dublin’s weather is quite similar to that of southwest Canada and the states northwest in the US as well as the coastal climates of much of Western Europe. Where is Dublin in all of this regarding temperature? It will be comfortable if you are a frequent traveler or are used to living in those locations and climates.