Reason 1: No sunburn!

Put away that after-sun – the autumn weather in Ireland is crisp, cool and cosy.

Is there any more satisfying autumn pastime than crunching copper leaves?

Get stomping at dreamy spots like Mount Usher Gardens in Wicklow, Huntington Castles Yew Tree Walk in Carlow or under the intertwined Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, County Antrim.

Also, a word to the wise: beaches aren’t just for summer.

Ireland’s sandy strands reach a dramatic pitch in autumn when a brisk wind rolls in over headlands, whipping up foamy waves.

Some seaside stunners for strolls include Antrim’s Whitepark Bay, Curracloe in Wexford and Portmarnock beach in County Dublin.

And there you have it. Fun in the sun without the burning.

We told you Ireland was cool...

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