What to pack for Ireland

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    Layers, layers, layers!

    by oneonta_ni Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring clothes that can be layered because you never know what the weather will be like from one minute to the next. An example would be a t-shirt, blouse or shirt, sweater and a rain-proof jacket. Bring at least 2 pairs of shoes so you can leave one pair drying while you wear the other.

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    Bring Your Raincoat!

    by chrissyalex Updated Jan 2, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Pack lightly....especially if you will be traveling around the country and not staying just in one city and are staying at B&B's. I brought a soft travel bag as opposed to a hard suitcase.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Definately bring a waterproof jacket with a hood if you will be visiting mostly parks and the countryside. I would advise to pack mostly casual clothes and comfortable shoes. Although bring at least one or two nice outfits and heels for night

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get whatever you need here very easily. Just bring the usual ..although lipbalm may be very helpful as it can get very windy

    Photo Equipment: A VT friend suggested to me to bring a panoramic disposable camera and it was an excellent idea! It really captured how dynamic the landscapes are! I went in December which is rainy season and it was quite cloudy, so I used 800 speed film for my regular camera . Maybe this was not necessary, but I would definately not use anything less than 400 sp

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: An umbrella may be helpful if you are walking around a city, but will not help at all at very windy places such as the Cliffs of Moher

    See, I told you it can be quite windy!!! :-)

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    Bring Shoes -- I forgot mine!!

    by kaloz Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: I packed all my gear in my panniers, which double as bags.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I forgot to bring walking shoes, and had to buy a pair while I was there.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Always bring TP (Toilet Paper). You never know when you will need it. And it can be embarassing if you don't have it.

    Photo Equipment: Bring lots of film, Ireland is beautiful.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: People don't think of Ireland as a beach place, but it was hot when I was there, so always be prepared, bring a bathing suit.

    Miscellaneous: The toilets in Ireland are a step up (down) from outhouses, so if you have room, pack your own toilet seat. They are pretty nasty.

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    by Vessla Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Rucksack is always good. You should take into account the humid and rainy weather.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good comfortable shoes are essential. Warm and waterproof clothes, an umbrella. Raincoat is useless, because the weather is changeable and the humidity will just make you sweat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can find most of the things in Ireland.

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    by kathycollins Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: 1 carry-on sized bag
    1 duffle bag with wheels

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 1.In your carry-on bag pack 3 sets of clothing include items that could be rinsed out in sink and re-worn (travel smiths has some great packable clothes);a toiletry bag; spare pair of shoes; raingear.
    2.Bring duffle bag empty.Buy good hand knit sweaters and woolens in Ireland! Also can be used to pack other purchases made while visiting!

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    by kukkuti Written Sep 8, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Well I had a rucksack. That's my choice.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: RAINCOAT!! Good waterproof shoes if you like hiking or mountainclimbing. There's a lot of bog in Connemara, and rocks.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I didn't have any difficulties with camping. For example in Inishmaan the locals told us that there's no problem camping on the beach, they were really nice to us (though at the night kids came and threw two big stones and broke our tent..)
    Anyways, just remeber that it rains a lot, sometimes sooo windy and the weather can change very quickly.
    So you should bring your swimsuit and the jumper at the same time.

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    by spetterke Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Don't forget to bring your shorts as well as your rain-coat.One day it can be verry sunny,the next day it's like autumn,rainy and misty.But there is always a pub in the neighbourhood to warm you up.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel

    Miscellaneous: Remember and don't forget:

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    by Ian_Bevan Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget your waterproofs! It rains even in summer, and it can be heavy.

    Miscellaneous: Watch out for the restrictions on food items that can be carried accross the water!
    a full list can be obtained by contacting the tourist board, but basically dont take fresh or tinned meat!

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    Bring Your Own Music or Suffer in the Car

    by TRimer Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: One thing you might want to consider bringing if you are driving is music. The radio stations outside of Dublin are horrible if they exist at all. Desperate for tunes, we bought some traditional Irish music on cassette. Really wish we had brought some tapes with us.

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    by WDDAVIS Written Aug 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: A regular suitcase and a piece of 'carry-on' luggage for the aircraft. A second suitcase can be taken, but if you are on a tour bus, you will no doubt be charged a daily fee for the second suitcase per person. It cost us $3.00 per day, Canadian funds, etra, but we found it was worth it, to have what we wanted.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sneakers, or good walking shoes...comfortable, and a pair of dress shoes/loafers for visits to appropriate places.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing really necessary, out of the ordinary. We found most, if not all items were readily available where we stayed, and the motels/hotels were very accomodating with ironing boards, irons, etc.

    Photo Equipment: We used a digital video camera and a 'thow-away' camera for stills. We were able to purchase video tapes and anything we needed while there. Just make certain you speak to your tourist company to ensure you take the proper 'three pronged plug' for their style of hydro.

    Miscellaneous: Of course, bring a rain jacket and an umbrella, and a sweater or two. The temperature can heat up/cool down fairly quickly. Make certain you have your sunglasses.

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    by mushrooms Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Oh without a doubt bring a jacket, jumper, something that will keep you warm. The weather isnt great over here, there may be the occasional good day but it's mostly rainy or cloudy. Wouldnt advise you to bring any shorts...you defiantly wont be needing them in Dublin. Plus you'll stand out more if you go around wearing shorts...dont want that now do you?

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    Be prepared for a soaking

    by KennetRose Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You're on this beach on the end of the Dingle[1] peninsula chilling out and soaking up the balmy late summer sunshine scented with the rich tang of the wide Atlantic, when suddenly this barest wisp of a grey cloud races towards the shore. Cover up quick, you are about to get a soaking.

    The West of Ireland is like that. Make sure you always have a waterproof to hand.

    [1] Actually it's the Iveagh peninsula. I just looked again at the original photo and on that you can clearly see the Skelligs on the horizon.

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    by StevieC Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Backpacks are best if you are able. Bags with wheels
    are fine in the cities and towns.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sweater, raingear, umbrellas required for all times
    of the year. From October to March is the coldest
    period where warmer clothes are needed.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything is available in shops, supermarkets and
    pharmacies found in most towns and villages.

    Photo Equipment: Bring a waterproof camera bag and light sensitive
    film in Winter!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If camping make sure that your tent is waterproof
    by throwing a few buckets of water on it! Beach gear
    I wouldn't be too optimistic about, although there
    are some fantastic beaches all around the coast, it's
    just that you get wet and cold before you even get
    near the water!! For outdoor trekking, waterproof
    boots, warm clothing and a compass. Buy the maps
    locally and ALWAYS advise a local person or police
    station where you are trekking to and when you
    expect to return.

    Miscellaneous: If you have something small to bring from your own
    country then the Irish are always curious and will
    be interested for you to explain a little of your
    culture. The best would be if you play a musical
    instrument and/or can sing - this would go down only
    mighty in any pub you want to try it in!

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    by ShannonShawn Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: We each took a duffel bag and shared a large suitcase and then brought an extra empty duffel bag to bring back all our goodies

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dont wear anything too bright or flashy or you will look like a tourist. Bring a rain coat and umbrella. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Most of the time we wore our Irish sweaters and jeans and were very comfortable

    Photo Equipment: bring lots of film, this place is gorgeous!

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    by Woutstes Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Don't leave your camera behind (or forget it afterwards in the cab!)
    Shoes, clothes, glasses (if you need them), hat, food, and a bag to put it in.
    A Lonely Planet guide might also help.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Adventure Travel

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilet paper (especially if you are a girl)

    Photo Equipment: That camera I talked about.

    Miscellaneous: Your girl/boyfriend

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