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Northern Lights!!

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Northern Lights!!

Hi, I am planning a trip to go to Ireland at the end of November from the 22nd to 29th. I know there is a chance I may or may not see it, but I was wondering what are the possibilities that I will be able to see Northern lights at the end of November in Donegal? I did reserve a rental car, so I can always drive up to Donegal from Dublin and its only a 3 hour drive. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Northern Lights!!

The Northern Lights can be visible in February and March

These images are from February 2014 rte.ie/news/…

These images are from March 2014 independent.ie/irish-news/catch-the-rare-lig…

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2. Re: Northern Lights!!

Hi

You might find this helpful

tripadvisor.ie/ShowTopic-g186601-i1145-k7332…

It will take more than 3 hours to drive up...you can use the AA planner for a guide and then the general consensus is to add another 20% to allow for delays enroute.

http://www.theaa.ie/routes/

Good luck, hope it works out for you!

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3. Re: Northern Lights!!

Closer to 4.5 to 5 hours from Dublin to the top of Inishowen peninsula

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4. Re: Northern Lights!!

do you think its worth the drive?

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5. Re: Northern Lights!!

'This week's displays may not be repeated in Ireland for another 11 years' The chances of seeing the Northern Lights as far south as Ireland is pretty small - for a reasonable chance in a short holiday you need to travel to North Norway between September and March - look up the Tromsø forum in Norway.

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