Ireland’s Unpredictable Weather

If you only could put a roof on it...

A wise person once said that Ireland is a great little country all the same if only you could put a roof on it! April showers, Summer storms, and September heatwaves, if you can think it, Ireland has had it.

But fear not, because we at Trident Holiday Homes have come up with the ultimate list of places to go and things to do on a rainy day in Ireland, and the best part is they are all just a stones throw away from a Trident Holiday Home location!

Group selfie on rainy day at the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare © James Bowden for Contiki and Tourism Ireland


Sitting comfortably on the Atlantic coast of Kerry, Dingle is renowned for its scenic views and outdoor adventure opportunities. However, Dingle is also home to some wonderful activities when conditions are wet and windy.

Two of Dingle’s top three attractions are perfect for a rainy day; the Dingle Distillery, and the more family-friendly Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium.

There are also plenty of indoor galleries such as the Carol Cronin Gallery, museums, and shops to explore just minutes away from our holiday homes in Dingle town such as Dingle Harbour Cottages, Courtyard Cottages, An Searrach Holiday Home to name but a few we have over 35 self-catering holiday homes dotted throughout the Dingle Peninsula.

Dingle Gin Distillery, Dingle, Co Kerry © Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland


With dozens of Trident Holiday Homes dotted across Rebel County, you can count on us to accommodate your next trip to Cork.

While the harbour town of Cobh might seem made for a sunny afternoon, there’s more than enough fun to be had on a cloudy day.

Firstly the Titanic Experience in Cobh is an indoor attraction that is perfect for all ages all year round. This fantastic museum has been lauded for its careful blend of educational exhibits and family fun, and it is not one to be missed on a rainy day.

In addition to this, Cobh is packed full of quirky traditional Irish pubs, Cobh Cathedral, colourful shops, and cafes that make it an ideal place to spend an afternoon under the umbrella.


No list of Ireland’s weather-proof locations would be complete without a mention of Waterford City Centre. Trips to Crystal County are becoming more and more popular in recent years and with good reason.

The Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum, House of Waterford Crystal, and King of the Vikings virtual experience are just three of the best indoor unique experiences that Waterford has to offer.

Activate Waterford is a surefire way to keep the kids happy on a wet day, with bowling, mini-golf, and a huge indoor playground all on offer. The Great Escape room experience is a no-brainer for teens and adults alike.

Medieval Museum @Waterford Treasures


We end our list of rainy-day destinations with a northbound trip to Donegal, where Trident Holiday Homes are aplenty! While Donegal is home to some of Ireland’s most cherished walks and hiking trails, there are more than a few hidden gems for when the skies turn grey.

The Art House Ireland Art Gallery is a must-see for art lovers, while Bundoran Waterworld and An Grianan Theatre will never disappoint located in the vibrant town of Letterkenney!

The Art House Donegal
The Art House Donegal @TheArtHouse

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