Autumn in Askeaton

As the seasons begin to shift and get ready for change, Askeaton is ready to welcome you for an autumn visit.

In Ireland, autumn officially begins in September and lasts through November. However, many celebrate the beginning of autumn at the end of August. No matter your preference, Askeaton really is a town for all seasons.

Weather in Autumn

If you’re visiting Ireland for the first time in the autumn months, it can be hard to know what to expect. Ireland is renowned for its tumultuous relationship with weather, and we’re often left debating whether we had sideways rain, heavy rain, light showers or “a grand soft day”.

However, autumn in Ireland is often quite settled. For the most part you can expect moderate temperatures through September, October may bring a little more rain and November is often the month where the colder air sets in.

As the weather in Ireland is not always agreeable or cooperative, it’s best to check with local weather sources before planning your activities. Met Eireann is Ireland’s National Meteorological service. You’ll find any and all weather advisory or warnings for Ireland on their website and Twitter feed. Alternatively, Carlow Weather is run by Alan O Reilly and offers timely weather updates and commentary for the whole country via Twitter.

Exploring in Autumn

Askeaton – often referred to as the oldest town in county Limerick looks like a town straight out of a story book at any time of the year. Some people however, believe that Askeaton is at its absolute best in autumn.

You’ll see the dramatic changing of the leaves, which, when paired with a high tide on the river Deel is the perfect photo opportunity for professional and amateur photographers alike.

Nearby Foynes Forest in Autumn

Things to Do

Cycling the Limerick Greenway

10 to 15 minutes from Askeaton, you can access the Limerick Greenway. The Limerick Greenway is a 40 km path laid through the Limerick countryside. Hop onto the Greenway in Rathkeale and visit some of the most historic sites across west Limerick.

Guided Tour of Askeaton Castle and Franciscan Friary

Founded in 1199, Askeaton Castle sits on the bank of the river Deel. From April to November 2nd you can avail of a free guided tour which will teach you all about the impressive remains of a medieval fortress. Tours set off from the gate at 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3pm.

Wild Atlantic Way Drive

Did you know Askeaton is a Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point? This not only nods to the impressive features dotted throughout the town but also means that you can explore other discovery points nearby or take in the vastness of the Wild Atlantic Way at your ease.

Curraghchase Forest Park

This park spans a whopping 313 hectares and has something for all of the family to enjoy. Between the campsite, playgrounds, coffee shop and nature trails – everyone will find something to enjoy in Curraghchase. Like the town of Askeaton, Curraghchase can be looking its absolute best for photographs in autumn.

Keep Up to Date with Askeaton

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