How To Survive In Ireland: #2 – Rain

Dear Reader,

welcome again to How to Survive in Ireland!
One thing you will experience a lot here in Northern Ireland is rain. So in this article I will show you everything you need to know about how to be perfectly prepared in the case of rain.

At first we take a better look at the „enemy“, rain it self. So what is rain? Wikipedia Says: „Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity.“
This information is not bad but its missing one critical thing. Rain is wet, and you don’t want to get wet when you go outside, right?

Now that we sorted that out, it is easier to understand how to protect yourself from it.
Here are my top 3 tips for you:

1. The Classic


Buy an umbrella. If your goal is to not even have contact with rain at all, this is the way for you to go. Be sure to buy the right one though. There are a ton of different types of umbrellas. The range goes from small to insanely big, automatic foldable ones and umbrellas with very weird patterns and designs. Just go for your preferences and needing’s.

2. The Handy


 If you are a more practical type of person, you won’t be quite satisfied with always carrying an umbrella. In this case you should go for a good rain coat. The advantages and disadvantages are clear. You don’t have to carry an umbrella every time, you don’t have to care about strong winds, you are more mobile and can use both of your hands, but sadly It wont protect other belongings like bags or other stuff.

3. The Irish Way

 You want to wear a Shirt in freezing temperatures? Your rain coat is in the laundry and you have nothing else? Just wear anything you want or nothing at all, it doesn’t matter. When you truly are Irish you don’t care about the weather. You will greet the worst storm of hail and rain with a big smile and just go wherever the hell you want to go.


Now you are ready for any weather that might await you in Ireland. So step out of your house and visit some pubs! Or just stay safe, cosy and warm in your flat, and wait for the never ending rain to stop. Either way…

Thanks for reading!
And Cheers!

4 Gedanken zu „How To Survive In Ireland: #2 – Rain“

  1. we had a lot of fun reading your post. Nice to see that there’s much mor to tell than about dirty kitchens 😉
    Today it looked to me as you let take us part on the irish weather. Here in Erfurt we had alternating rain and snow showers.

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