Hi everyone. So May is well and truly upon us and for any of you planning an Irish vacation this year you may be wondering what to pack. Well almost everything! As you are probably aware we get a lot of weather here in Ireland so you need to be prepared for every eventuality!
Whatever you forget to pack do not under any circumstances forget your raincoat! That famous rain that keeps this little island so beautifully green is plentiful and unpredictable!
I promise I’ll stop talking about the rain soon but an umbrella is another essential item for your Irish vacation. Not recommended while viewing the Cliffs of Moher but very handy if you get caught in a shower while doing some city wandering.
3. A Healthy Appetite
So strictly no diets on vacation! Especially when vacationing in Ireland! A bowl of Irish stew and the perfect pint of Guinness is a winning combination to keep your strength up while seeing all the sights.
4. An Aran Sweater
No trip to Ireland would be complete without your very own keep warm layer and our biggest export is the perfect way to stay cosy and stylish. We have every style of Aran sweater and cardigan right here at The Irish Store. Beautifully crafted from the finest yarns.
Yes, we mean it! Even if you are visiting in November there’s no telling what the charming Irish winds of change will bring. And if you are of Irish heritage, your pale skin will thank you for the extra protection.
Back in the 1990s, Ireland had its own currency – the punt. Today we use the Euro like the rest of our European Union neighbors. Be sure to stock up before you fly to be ready for every eventuality.
7. Wellies (a.k.a. rainboots)
So we’re back to the rain again! With Ireland’s stunning (and splashy) coastal scenery, these may be very useful. In your wellies, you’ll fear no Irish sand or mud. Extra useful if you plan to attend an Irish festival, where mud is a regular feature on the line-up.
8. Dancing Shoes!
An essential part of any Irish vacation! Chances are you’ll end up in a pub with some toe tapping traditional Irish music and an Irish ceilidh is always the best craic! If you’ve got any kind of a singing voice bring that along too!
9. Irish Gifts
As the land of a thousand welcomes, the Irish are famous for their generosity. So maybe you’ll want to bring a little something with you as a thank you for your relatives’ amazing hospitality. And you know you will want to bring a souvenir or two of your vacation back home. Why not order your Irish gifts online at The Irish Store, leaving you with extra luggage space for the rest of your vacation essentials.
10. A camera
Ok so these days most of us will be using our camera phone but for the more serious photographer, you will need to make sure your camera is well and truly packed. There’s a lot of spectacular scenery to photograph. I promise you will not be disappointed! You’ll certainly want show off your pictures of your Irish vacation on your return!
Happy travels all! See you next week.
Slán go fóill!