Owen, Dublin is... very forgetable.
North Antrim coast sounds like a great place, I know Troon, next time I'm there I'll post here and give you a wave.
By the sounds of things Trim is. Little or no snow at all during last four weeks according to Jambo
Yeah, I'm from Kilkenny but I love the climate of the north Kilkenny hills here, it was great when we had our own met eireann weather station near the city.
Kilkenny usually among the warmest place in summer, Kilkenny among the coldest in winter. In our maritime climate, we in Kilkenny have probably the most continental like climate in the country.
It does it for me....
Countyism = a bit like nationalism on a county level. E.g. kinda an unrelentless loyalty and dedication to ones own county - regardless of its faults - just to spite the others. I.e something I'm guilty of.
You are totally correct about 'best' just wondering what people think in general.
In that respect I personally think Donegal has one of the best climates, based on my own personal preferences.
Ah i see i completly misunderstood your * message, I thought u meant that if u lived in the extreme countryside , i.e. in the middle of nowhere that it didnt count lol
Well yes My favourite climate would be with a good possability of seeing lieing snow once or twice a year and I think Donegal probably has that more than most counties ,exluding people in the hills in other counties etc.
We do get an awful lot of rain though ,but i suppose thats a price you pay.
Not too sure what counties get the most sunshine , but I was looking up the differences between the sunrise and sunsets of malin head compared to mizen head on new years ,
Malin head has 45 mins less daylight than Mizen, quite extrordinary! So galway or co.clare would be somewhere in between that , e.g. Galway has 20 mins more daylight than Donegal in the winter.
Personally I like the shorter days.
I do think once u come to donegal town and do the full circle or the 'arctic circle' as I like to call it you are in a good area for snow.
The circle would consist of Donegal town , right down to Glencolmcille , ardara , glenties ,fintown ,letterkenny and then back down to donegal to complete the circle. . I know people during the cold spell that came up here saying that its a different world once u go past donegal town.
Glenties is probably the best place for snow ,if theres no snow there , theres none anywhere
P.S Maybe Im guilty of "Countyism" but I suppose that just my point of view and experience, theres probably many people from other parts of ireland in some valley that would say the same about their area.
Laois, Kildare, Carlow and Kilkenny areas in general have the most continental style weather caused by this island. Coldest in winter and warmest in summer.
However for different extremes bear a thought for the following places...
Most Thunder - East Galway
Most Tornados - East Westmeath
Most Snow - Cavan
Most Wind - Donegal
I got called a provincial racist, many moons ago, by someone from the countryside. Did make me laugh.
There isnt that much difference really between the counties regarding the weather. Only thing i miss from London is the more humid summers.
West Cork would be very nice if it was a bit drier.
Kilkenny-Carlow-Kildare are good because they tend to get warmish summers and coldish winters (relative to most of the rest of Ireland, of course) and they're not far off the driest and sunniest parts of the country .
From Balbriggan, Co. Dublin to Dundalk in Louth ( I am in between) is supposed to be the driest place in Ireland, according to ME. I think we had the lightest snowfall during the last few weeks, just a light covering, though thick ice. Living by the sea, we tend to thaw first, have little or no snow and have awful easterly winds.
Since Rosslare closed, Wexford is struggling to hold onto its sunniest in Ireland claim.
Sherkin Island is the sunniest sunshine recording station now.
As Supercell will tell you Roundwood/Annamoe area gets plenty snow, so much so he's getting sick of it ........but the midges.......
Annamoe/Roundwood would be perfect if they were not in a thunderstorm desert,
The proximity to the big smoke is a major plus also for me.
If i had a big 4x4 and a backup generator than here is where I would buy.
But from a young family persepctive its not ideal with schooling, social activities, i suppose it really depends on what your priorities are.
Cork because you get a warm beach during summer and generally little ice (this winter aside)
And what has this got to do with climate
The tropical gardens in Valentia are quite the testament to its microclimate, especially in that Northeast corner of the island, under the hill.
Just north of the Killary Fjord and Mweelrea mountains and West of Croagh Patrick in Mayo has quite an enjoyable microclimate. A lot of the bands of precipitation get 'stuck' over the extensive mountain ranges to the south, so its often clearer out there than in Westport for example. Immediately beside it in the Delphi Valley is one of the rainiest microclimates in Ireland apparently for the same reason.