Planning Your Family Tree Trip to Ireland
6/13/2014
Yearning to visit the Emerald Isle and rediscover your Irish heritage? Start planning your trip here.

Yearning to visit the Emerald Isle and rediscover your Irish heritage? Here's what you need to know:

It's never truly hot or truly cold in Ireland, but winter days can be short and dreary. Summers are more reliably pleasant, with the sun setting around 10 p.m. in June. No matter when you visit Ireland, though, bring an umbrella, raincoat and light wool sweater.

Hotels and rental-car companies offer lower, off-season rates for fall and winter. You don't have crowds to contend with, but the weather can be unpredictable. Also consider travel in early fall or late spring, to get lower rates and reasonably good weather.