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Luggage and bags: Flying overseas I was able to check a bag for free, flying from Dublin to London I had to pay a €20 fee per bag so if you are flying Aer Lingus within Europe you might think to pack a bag that meets their carryon restrictions if only for a short weekend
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: An umbrella or waterproof jacket are essential, I used mine most of the days I was in Ireland. I wished I had bought a longer waterproof jacket as when the wind blows having an umbrella doesn't keep your pants dry
Lightweight pants are a good idea, they dry quickly if you happen to get caught in a sudden downpour
Even in July, I needed a fleece pullover for a lot of the time we were in Ireland, other days I got by with long sleeves and others I wore short sleeves so bring layers
I don't own waterproof shoes that are also good for traveling in summer or fall so my feet got wet, Dublin is a very walkable city so bring comfortable shoes, I was able to wear my walking sandals most days and my Merrell slipons for those days with heavier rain
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: mid range hotels have mostly generic wall dispenser soaps for both shampoo and washing up, I prefer to bring my own shampoo and conditioner
Miscellaneous: I used my US based credit card (no chip) and ATM card (4 digit PIN) with no problems
Updated Sep 26, 2010
Luggage and bags: I always try to travel light, and with Ryanair's bargain flights to Dublin, you save money if carrying Hand luggage only (10 kg allowance).
For day time- a shoulder bag/Day sac to carry essentials such as guide book/ camera/ snacks etc.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dublin is a city to be explored on foot-so comfy shoes are essential. If coming here for a Hen Weekend etc females might pack killer heels- but be prepared for the cobbled and uneven streets around Temple Bar etc!
Wet Weather Gear- It does rain a lot here! (pics 1-4) So brolley/ waterproof jacket, waterproof foot wear etc. Lots of the souvenir shops/ street Hawkers etc sell cheap waterproof ponchos/ umbrellas etc if you get caught short!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Plenty of chemists/ pharmacies in Dublin, but pack/carry essential medication and prescriptions.
Resolve, Dioralyte etc for re-hydration / hang over cures!
Photo Equipment: Photographers paradise! Long lenses for 'local character' shots etc. Disposable cameras with flash for hen/stag night bar/club pics
Updated Nov 10, 2009
Luggage and bags: If you are short of things like shampoo or anything else like that there is a 2 Euro Shop just off Henry St where it meets the Abbey St Luas Line. They stock batteries, shampoo and conditioner, sweets etc.
Written Jun 12, 2007
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I was told it rains quite alot in Ireland but we didn't have a drop of rain,the weather was lovely.But to be on the safe side make sure you take a jacket and a umbrella.I would also take some sensible shoes.I tried to walk around Temple bar in heels not good with the cobbled streets.LOL.
Updated Aug 20, 2005
Miscellaneous: Socket in Ireland are similar to Uk and different from all european countries or amercian. Prior to your travel buy a british adaptor in order avoid can not recharge your batteries, celular phone or use your razor machine.
Written May 29, 2005
Luggage and bags: It's a bit difficult to pack one of these before you go if you haven't actually got one. At least when you have bought one in Dublin you can pack it on your return journey and look at it again when you get home :))
Written Feb 23, 2005
Miscellaneous: St Patricks Cathedral. Not as ornate as most others in Europe but more meaningfull due to my heritage. Catholocism is of quintessential importance in Ireland and St Patrick's represents the center of faith in the country.Jonathan Swift (Gullivers Travels) was dean here from 1713 to 1745 and is buried within the walls.
Written Aug 24, 2002
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