Packing for Ireland
So, your flights are booked. Your trip is well planned out. Now what to pack?
It can be tricky to pack for Ireland. You can really experience the four seasons in one day. The best advice that we can give, comes down to one simple word: Layers!
With the ever-changing weather, the temperature can fluctuate. The outdoors can be cool and chilly but you won’t be too long warming up, sitting next to a turf fire sampling a pint of Guinness. So, it is handy to have that extra rain jacket or being able to take off a ‘jumper’ when you are out and about.
We have very different ways of packing. Pauric leaves his packing to the night before, lays everything out on the bed and starts by selecting each item. I prefer to plan my outfits a week in advance. It reduces last minute stress and additional weight by throwing in unnecessary items.
Whatever your packing style is, stick to your favourite classic pieces that you can mix and match.
Two outdoor jackets/coats and a raincoat is essential for colder weather. This will give you the option to mix and match your daily outfits.
Three knitwear or cashmere sweaters are perfect, and we recommend a variety of button-up tops and long sleeved/three-quarter tops (four to five tops).
A pair of jeans in a dark wash and a lighter pair will travel very far.
A pair of hunter boots for the rainy days and a pair of comfortable dress boots.
Depending on the time of year, two summer dresses or dress shirts for the gents are perfect for nights out in the town.
You would also like to pack a pair of dress shoes for nights out.
In Ireland, you will find yourself walking a lot. Nothing is too far or too close. ‘Around the corner’ may mean 1 or 2 kilometers away. So, comfortable flat shoes such as sneakers, trainers, sandals or ballet flats, are essential. We got trainers from Adidas, like the ones in the image above.
Accessories such as hats, scarfs and gloves come in handy and can hide a bad hair day. We buy our Irish scarves and page boy hats from the Aran Sweater Market. They offer international shipping. So, you can save on pack space if you get it here in Ireland. The stores are located in Dublin, Galway and Killarney.
The weather along with warm hospitality is one of the things that makes Ireland. It is such a fantastic destination to visit.
Misty rain and wind cannot control our enjoyment exploring a new place on the Emerald Isle.
So don your cap and off with ye!!!