The Ultimate Packing List For Ireland
Living in Ireland can be a dream come true – that is, so long as you know how to pack your suitcase! Otherwise you may find yourself struggling to live comfortably in the unpredictable weather and fit in with the fashionable locals. Don’t worry, we’ve got your packing list for Ireland sorted.
Here’s a run-down of what to pack for all you teenagers and twenty-something-year-olds heading to the Emerald Isle!
Light rain jackets, ‘wellies’, and umbrellas are helpful.
A jacket or umbrella that fits into a small bag and wellies (rainboots) can come in handy when a small batch of rain falls unexpectedly, although the “unexpected rain” should be expected in Ireland.
Scarves are super comfy.
It can get windy in Ireland (especially near the coast), and a plaid or plain scarf can keep you looking good and feeling warm!
‘Jumpers’ (sweaters), denim jackets, and hoodies are great for layering.
When it gets extremely chilly in Ireland, it is not as common to see people in winter coats as it is to see people wearing layers to accommodate in the cold. Lots of young adults, both male and female, wear jumpers (sweaters), denim jackets, or hoodies with other shirts to keep warm. Hoodies are great since they work as a quick head covering in the rain.
- For everyday attire, skinny jeans, bomber and leather jackets, ‘trainers’ (sneakers or tennis shoes), Chelsea boots for women and desert boots for guys are always in!
- For comfortable attire, sports jerseys or jackets and ‘joggers’ (Adidas tracksuit pants) are very popular for guys and the gals who are supportive of their soccer and rugby players as well as hurlers.
(Heads up for women, particularly from America: Irish women are never caught wearing yoga pants on a daily basis – those are typically worn in the gym only!)
- Irish people, especially college kids, enjoy going out on the weekend. Most guys wear button-up dress shirts and the ladies wear dresses, skirts, or nice jeans with heels (especially on ‘Race Day’, when horse racing takes place, women are dressed quite fancily).
Handy to Have:
- Waterproof hiking shoes for getting out and enjoying Ireland’s gorgeous landscapes (which will be typically wet, remember!).
- Large handbag or small zippered backpack for carrying school supplies or everyday items.
- Extra room in your suitcase so you can take back the Irish fashion you could never live without at home!