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Posted by on May 26, 2007 in Audio & Video, Irish Travel Resources, Podcast | 2 comments

22 Packing Tips for Ireland – VIDEO

Episode Guide – Podcast #22 Packing Tips for Ireland

On the eve of his departure to Ireland, Corey shares some of the items he typically packs for touring around Ireland. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON

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Show Notes

Printable Packing List (PDF)

Carryon Essentials

  • Passport
  • Drivers License
  • Tickets or Printed Confirmation
  • Accommodation & Car Rental Details/Confirmations
  • Medications (original packaging recommended)
  • Glasses or Contact Lenses
  • Money (credit card, ATM card, travelers checks, dollars, euros or pounds)
  • Any item that would be difficult to replace

Gear (Optional)

  • Camera
  • Extra Memory or Film
  • Batteries or Battery Charger (charger will require an adaptor or currency converter)
  • Travel Umbrella
  • Earplugs
  • Washcloth (not all accommodations provide them in Ireland – towels are provided)
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Mini Binoculars
  • Mini Flashlight
  • Ziploc Bags to organize and protect items
  • Noise Canceling Headphones
  • Travel Journal & Pen
  • Bag for dirty laundry
  • Toiletries (most products are available in Ireland, but they might not have your favorite brand)
    • toothbrush
    • toothpaste
    • floss
    • deodorant
    • hair products
    • soap
    • shampoo
    • shaving products
    • contact solution/eyeglass cleaner
    • toiletry caddy or bag (especially handy if you will be sharing a bathroom)

Clothing

  • Two Pairs of Comfortable Walking Shoes (consider waterproofed hiking shoes)
  • Waterproof Hooded Windbreaker (may be more effective than an umbrella on windy days)
  • Heavy Long Sleeved Shirt (for layering)
  • Sweater or Sweatshirt (for layering)
  • Light or Medium Jacket depending on season
  • A Mix of Long Sleeved and Short Sleeved Shirts (heavier versions might be preferred in winter)
  • Pants
  • Shorts (a summer option)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas

Other

  • Copies of your passport, tickets, accommodation confirmations, credit cards (especially the numbers to call if your card is lost or stolen) – these items should be kept separate from the originals.

Tips

  • Try to leave excess gadgets and electronic devices at home… maybe there’s a blow-dryer and curling iron-free hairstyle out there for you
  • Limit the amount of jewelry and accessories you bring
    Pack clothes that are “interchangeable” so you easily mix and match and save room on accessories
  • Check with your airline for luggage restrictions
  • Check requirements regarding liquids in your carryon luggage (currently, liquids cannot be in containers larger than 3 ounces and all liquids must fit in a one-quart clear Ziploc bag.

Don’t Bother Bringing…

  • Laptop Computers – there are plenty of inexpensive, convenient internet cafes throughout Ireland to keep you connected
  • Galoshes, Wellingtons or other waterproof boots – most visitors don’t find themselves trouncing through a bog on their first trip… and those that do can always swap out with their second pair of shoes
  • Fancy Clothes – unless you have 5-star accommodations planned, casual attire is standard in Ireland

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2 Comments

  1. HI COREY SORRY I CAN’TCOME ALONG WITHTHERESA AND YOURSELF
    IM GOING 2 TENERIFE ( SPAIN ) SO BYE

    FROM JADE 24th OF JULY 2007

  2. Just a tip that I didn’t realize this the first time I traveled to Ireland: a European power adapter won’t work for you. You’ll need a US to UK power adapter for your electronics.

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