Ireland What to Pack

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Ireland What to Pack

  • Rain and wind gear

    Dublin What to Pack

    Irish weather is very changeable so you need to be prepared for all eventualities!!!! You can get all four seasons in one day at times ........ The easiest thing is to bring layers & include something waterproof!!! If you do get caught out in a shower in the city then a branch of Dunnes or Pennys is your best bet for a reasonably priced umbrella.

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  • Rain Gear

    Cork What to Pack

    Cork is probably one of the wettest places in Ireland so an unbrella is a must. Don't let that put you off though as it's also one of the sunniest - you just need a brolly for the showers!! Pop into Pennys or Dunnes on Patrick Street (the main street) for a cheap one if you're forgetful like me and have long since lost your last brolly :)

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  • Rain Gear

    Limerick What to Pack

    Most everyone when they think of Ireland they think of rain, rain and more rain but it's not always like that. If you are coming during the summer it is best to bring a mixture of clothing. This year we had very good weather during the summer months with only a couple of rainy days. So it was shorts and t-shirts for most everyone. Just to be on...

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  • Rain Gear

    Killarney What to Pack

    Wear sensible shoes or walking boots - you will do a lot of walking. In summer pack lightweight raingear & maybe a change of clothes in the event of a severe downpour & remember NO RAIN NO RAINBOW Make sure your camera is fully charged & you have plenty of memory

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  • Books

    Waterford What to Pack

    The book * Round Ireland with a fridge * written by Tony Hawks is an useful companion for an Ireland trip. It tells the true story of a bet that Tony cannot hitch hike around the circumference of Ireland with a fridge within one calender month. On his trip Tony visits many irish places and their unique people. The book is easy to read and gets you...

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  • Rain Gear

    Sligo What to Pack

    If you are going to be camping, then try and pack your bags as light as you can. It was very annoying for me leaving London with heavy luggage. make sure you bring a rain-coat, something warm, and something like a T Shirt. When i was there, the 1st 2 days it rained, the next days were very hot (in july), but got VERY cold in the evenings. You can...

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  • Rain Gear

    Kilkenny What to Pack

    Good walking shoes, warm clothes and rain gear are a must. While in Kilkenny, it started to pour down rain and I had to take cover under a tree. Even with an umbrella, the rain will still find a way to get you wet! Be sure to have something to keep your camera dry when the rain comes. Oh, and it will surely come! While waiting for the rain to let...

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  • Toiletries & Medical Supplies

    Inishmore What to Pack

    When I was there the tab water was conterminated and we only were told in the pub at night. The only supermarket on the island closes at 5 or 6 so we had no chance to buy drinking water. Just be warned that there's only one shop in case you need one! There are a few tourist shops in Kilronan where you can get things like this - but it's definitely...

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  • Rain Gear

    Great Skelligs What to Pack

    I was happy to have brought a waterproof backpack. Without it everything I have brought would have been wet after the cruise to Skellig Michael! Hiking boots will help you climb the 680 stairs up to the top! Bring weatherproof clothes for the boat trip, I was soaked when we arrived at Skellig Michael because all the seaspray hit me. The boatmen...

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    County Mayo What to Pack

    Make sure to wear Hiking boots, everything else is lethal. Then bring a stick, it'll help you on the way down. (You can rent or buy them at the car park as well! It costs IEP 1.50 to rent and IEP 2 to buy or something...) Don't forget to bring lots of drinks (non alcoholic please!!!!) And leave your cigarettes in the car ;-) Then you have...

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  • General Comments

    County Kerry What to Pack

    Take One Bag and One Backpack. Can add a smaller daypack. Only what YOU can carry, yourself, without help! Remember: Take only what YOU could carry for a mile. You want the freedom to move around, to walk up and down flights of stairs, walk to train stations and thru underground stations. See our heap of luggage in the photo? There was no way we...

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  • Packing List

    Dublin What to Pack

    Bring a Bag for shopping. They do not give out plastic bags, only paper. These will not hold up after a whole day of walking around. I would bring a cloth bag with handles, so that those souvenirs will find a comfy place. Temple Bar streets are not the cleanest, so shoes that can be cleaned in the wash are best. band aids for blisters from walking ...

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    Cork What to Pack

    Take a free map of Cork at the Tourist Information Office. The map includes the locations of the main sights and it is good for orientation purposes, especially when exploring the city on foot. The Tourist Information Office of Cork is located at the Grande Parade in the heart of the city centre.

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  • Books

    Sligo What to Pack

    The book * Round Ireland with a fridge * written by Tony Hawks is an useful companion for an Ireland trip. It tells the true story of a bet that Tony cannot hitch hike around the circumference of Ireland with a fridge within one calender month. On his trip Tony visits many irish places and their unique people. The book is easy to read and gets you...

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  • Luggage

    Dublin What to Pack

    For both luggage and a bag to carry with you around Dublin, do as you would for any other large city. Make sure you keep hold of your things, and for women who carry a purse, sling the shoulder strap across your chest and take the type that zips shut. Sounds silly, but shoes that are not only comfy but sturdy are a good idea - cobblestone streets...

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  • Books

    Dublin What to Pack

    I like to carry my journal with me wherever I go so I can document my experiences. I also like to take along a good guide book, like the DK Travel Guides. Prior to any trip I like to do some preliminary research on the locations I would like to see, opening times, fees, transportation to get me there, closeness to hotel. I like to also have a...

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  • History & Mystery Walks: Dublin

    History & Mystery Walks: Dublin is an inspirational walking guide for those who love to wander around the city on foot. This book complete with road maps helps you to explore the city's best known landmarks. There are 24 themed walking tours of 0.25 to 4 miles (0.4 to 6.4 km) including the following chapters:-- Dublin's Cultural Quarter, Temple...

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  • Refrigerator's magnets as souvenirs

    We love refrigerator's magnets as souvenirs and we have large collections of refrigerator's magnets at our home in Sweden. We make it a point to purchase some refrigerator's magnets whenever we take a vacation in a foreign country. Thess kinds of refrigerator's magnets are available in almost every souvenir shops in the city of Dublin. They are...

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  • Ireland: The most changeable Country

    Hi thereUnpredictable is a good description. Yesterday I was in shorts and tshirt and too warm, today I'm shivering and wearing a coat.A good packing list for this time of year might be:1. Raincoats & Umbrellas (There's a shop in Ireland called Penney which sell umbrellas very cheap) I'd just buy them here if you're planning on packing light. It...

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  • Road maps !

    When you book a trip or rent a car you always get those flimsy roadmaps ! In the pages i read people are always complaining that they got lost because the signposts for towns and villages are in gaelic.Here's my tip: Buy a Ordnance Survey Ireland map of the area that you're in, the town and village names are there in Gaelic and English they're...

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  • Electronic gizmos and adapters to bring

    One wheeled bag and one backpack only, especially if you are going to be riding the train. Shoes that can get wet and still keep your feet dry. I brought three outlet adapters for iPod, digital cameras, HD movie camera, laptop (to upload pictures from camera and make Facebook updates), cell phone, and iPad. There were some nights when I needed...

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  • Waterproofs

    walking shoes is a good idea, a good windbreaker & waterproofs. It does happen to rain often on ones parade!! You will need a UK 3 square prong adaptor a european adaptor will not work here Currency is Euro

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  • Be ready for rain

    Even if you are going there in the summer, be prepared for rain and wind with a light waterproof jacket that you can easily carry with you. Also, bring a light to medium wool or fleece sweater, any time of year. If you prepare for rough weather, it won't ruin your trip!

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  • Dress for the cold and wet

    Remember to bring an umbrella or a raincoat. Umbrellas are good in the wet but not the wind so keep that in mind. Virtually everything was easy to find and buy and prices weren't too bad.

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  • FOOD!

    If you're a student or you're going to be cooking in your hostel or hotel, you may want to look into bringing your favorite American foods along with you. DEFINITELY take spices (like Louisiana's Tony Chacherie's) if you're not used to bland food.Also, the one thing that I wished I would have brought was Easy Mac! Or even regular macaroni! They...

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  • June and July

    SPLURGE ON AN EXPENSIVE CONVERTER! I got one from Brookstone for around $40 and was SO glad I bought it. I had friends whose hairdryers blew up in their hands and Chi straighteners melted because they had a crappy converter. It's an investment and definitely worth the money! You could just wait and buy your electronics there, but they're pretty...

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  • Prepare for Rain

    A backpack is always handy A good raincoatAn umbrellaFleece or pullover, even during summer months Tested wet weather gear and tentingGround cloth Two pairs of shoes or sandalsMost common necessities can be obtained in Ireland without much problem.

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  • DOn't Forget to Bring Warm CLothes

    Although it's summer, you still need to pack jacket and sweater. Temperature is nice, although weather can easily change to rainy and windy.Bring the good walking shoes. The beautiful countryside of Ireland will make you walk, walk and walk. Also, good walking socks are useful.

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  • Climate in Ireland

    Thanks to the Gulf Stream the climate in Ireland is very mild. The warmest months are Mai to August with 16 - 19°C (51°F - 67°F) the coldest December and January with highs around 8°C (48°F ) and lows around 3°C (37°F). Spring and Autumn are usually moderate with 10 to 12°C (50 - 55°F).There is no special rainy season in Ireland. The maximum is...

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  • Expect for the rain

    When someone from sunny Spain gets on the move towards Ireland for a fresh summer season, (s)he should expect for some rain. Well, the truth is you're not gonna get some rain, you're gonna get all the rain you can bear and some more. Really. Forget about planning the trip according to the weather 'cause the weather, I'm telling you, is gonna be...

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  • Southern Ireland is subtropical

    Travelling in Southern Ireland I was suprised to see palm trees, YES, palm trees. The southernmost parts of Ireland can get in the 80's. No one has air conditioning so you may have to ask for a fan in your room. We were there in late June. Don't bring a lot of shorts but pack at least one pair if going in the summer to southern Ireland. The beaches...

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  • What to bring to Ireland.

    Pack light, you wont need alot of dressy clothes. There is no where to wear them. Think warm and comfortable. Maybe 1 dress for special occasion or night out. Unless you stay in a big city like Dublin - there are only small pubs. No night clubs in small towns. Think comfortable. They do not wear high heels around Ireland and the roads and side...

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  • Don't forget a plug converter!!!

    Don't forget a plug converter: In some houses you may need an european-like plug, and some others only english-american. So do not forget it, otherwise you may have problems to use your electrical items.

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  • Wind stopper higly recomended

    Remember to pack a wind stop jacket... on the west coast I was almost flying away as a kite!!!If you want to stand admiring the sea in a stormy day (and you do must do this!!!) you cannot miss this kind of clothe.

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  • Stuff to take to Ireland

    Bring a lightweight rain jacket, one you can tie around your waist. Don't worry about looking like a tourist...you will look like a tourist anyway...plus the jacket can provide extra pockets for stuff. In addition to your usual camera, bring a couple of paper cameras so you can ask strangers to take your picture. Paper cameras are easy to use so...

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  • Packing List

    I take two 26" rolling duffle bags...one has my clothes in it, the other is empty to bring back those wonderful bargains I find. For my carry on I use a backpack with meds, makeup, tolietries, camera, film, etc. Pack light....They have laundromats if you are opposed to wearing your clothes more than once but due to the great weather it is...

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  • Be prepared for the weather

    Waterproof ones To suggest wellies would be a rather obvious ethnic sterotype, so I won't do it. (oops) towels (Dry and fluffy) waterproof cameras waterproof tentsBeach - are you serious ? An umbrella - it rained everyday I was in Ireland in July / Aug 2003. Often without a break between the days. One Hotel we stayed in had a very nice beer...

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  • try to find a very good route map of...

    On our first trip to Ireland we were not very organised and we learnt the hard way.You need to have a really good detailed route map before you decide travelling independently in the countryside.

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  • Packing List

    If you're planning to take public transportation, restrain yourself to ONE bag that's compact and easy to carry. Luggage racks in buses are narrow and sometimes slippery, so if you don't want your bag falling on your head, bring something small and keep it under your seat.(A tip: I bought a lot of books and other heavy items, so halfway through my...

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  • rain! rain! rain!

    no matter what is the season you can never be safe from rain. pack a waterproof jacket and shoes so that you won't miss out on anything cos of bad weather landscapes are great and you deffenitly want to take a picture to look at it when you get home. it would be handy if you have a waterproof camera.

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  • A good Map Helps!

    Best to pack some kind of wet weather gear, no matter what time of the year you go. Sturdy walking shoes are a must if you want to explore. Can all be bought locally. No problems getting film or batteries. bring lots as there are a great many things worth photographing. Always handy to have some beach gear, Ireland has some of the best beaches...

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  • Always take warm clothes!

    Is there anything better than a suitcase on wheels? Always, always take an umbrella and warm clothes, in September especially. An Irish sweater is made for this weather. Plenty of film for this picturesque country. Take a good pair of hiking shoes or boots, the terrain is rocky and slippery in the Irish mist.

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  • Packing List

    Pack what you think you will need and then leave half of it at home. I fit more than I needed into a small carry on bag. DO bring rain gear! And a small flashlight can come in handy walking through the smaller hamlets at night. And bring an empty carryon bag. You will be returning home with this bag filled with purchases. Save all your receipts as...

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  • Bring a guide with you !

    If you don't want to miss interesting places on your travels through the beautiful irish landscape bring "The companion guide to Ireland" by Brendan Lehane with you.This book will give you more detailed information about the area you're in than anyother travelguide we've read There are 516 pages (incl index) which will give you nearly all Ireland...

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  • Bring This

    My back packRolling suitcase- duffelAn empty bag for STUFF Black Doc MartensComfy sneakers-walking shoesDress shoes?sandles3 Shorts3 JeansPants1 Skirtenough shirts for 13 daysLaundry detergent?RaincoatumbrellaFlashlight Battery BrushtoothbrushTootpasteDeoderantFlossRazorPerfumeMakeupLotionHairspray GelBody SoapShampoo ConditionerBandaidsBaby...

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