With some careful planning, Ireland can be a charming destination at any time of the year. The best months to visit are April to early June when the landscape erupts into a vivid emerald green as the weather becomes warmer. July and August are good times to visit too, but this is the height of the summer season and the country can become congested. September and October rival spring as the best time to visit; the weather is still warm but there are fewer crowds than in summer. If you’re looking to cosy up by a fire in a country house hotel or nurse a pint while chatting to locals in a pub, then the winter months of November to February can be a great time to travel.