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The Ultimate Guide to Packing for Your Tour of Ireland with Tara Tours Ireland: Tips and Essentials

If you're getting ready for an exciting tour of Ireland with Tara Tours Ireland, you'll want to make sure you pack well to ensure maximum comfort while you are enjoying the amazing sights and experiences of the Emerald Isle!

Here are some of our favorite tips for a guest packing a bag for their upcoming tour of Ireland.

1. Check the weather forecast

Before you start packing,look at the forecast for Ireland while you are there. This will help ensure you pack appropriate clothing for the weather.

2. Bring Light Layers of Clothing

Ireland's weather can be changeable, so it's essential to bring layers of clothing that you can easily add or remove. Temperatures can range from 50°F to 65°F, and it's not uncommon to experience rain and wind in the morning but beautiful sunshine by lunchtime. Be sure to pack a waterproof jacket, comfortable footwear, a lightweight sweater, and suncream.

3. Pack Important Medications in your Hand Luggage

It's important to pack your medications in your hand luggage, so you'll have them with you in case your checked luggage is delayed or lost.

4. Roll Clothes to Pack

To maximize space in your suitcase, try rolling your clothes instead of folding them. This technique also helps prevent wrinkles and creases in your clothes, so you'll look your best on your tour.

5. Bring Sunglasses and Suncream for the Irish Sunshine

Believe it or not, Ireland does get some sunshine! When it does come out, it can be pretty bright, so don't forget your sunglasses and suncream to protect your eyes and skin.

6. Comfortable Footwear

Comfortable footwear is essential for a tour of Ireland. You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you pack comfortable shoes or boots that are suitable for the terrain.

7. Spread Your Belongings Across 2 Suitcases

If you're traveling with a partner, it's a good idea to spread your belongings across two suitcases. This will help ensure that you both have some essentials if one suitcase gets delayed.

8. Bring a Facecloth

Although most Irish hotels and B&Bs do supply facecloths, a few may not, so it's always a good idea to pack your own. These small items can make a big difference in your comfort while traveling.

9. Dont' forget travel adapters and chargers

Pack a travel adapter for your electronics as the plugs in Ireland are different from those in many other countries.

10. Capture those memories!

Don't forget to bring a camera/smartphone to capture the beautiful landscapes and scenery of Ireland.

11. Stay Hydrated on your adventures

Bring a reusable water bottle to refill while touring. Irish water is drinkable and water refill stations are quite common.

12. Bring a backpack/day bag

Pack a day pack for carrying essentials during day trips.

13. Travel in comfort

Consider packing a travel pillow and earplugs to help you get a good night's rest during your travels.

14. Don't forget your Passport & Travel Documentation

The most important items of all! Keep these safe at all times as you travel too!

15. Leave some space!

You will see amazing Irish crafts and gifts on your travels around this beautiful land. Try leave some extra room in your case for bringing home your mementos! And if you haven't got extra space, fear not, many gift shops will happily ship them home for you!

Don't stress too much about bringing everything. If you do manage to forget an item, you can always pick up a replacement here in Ireland. Clothes here are relatively inexpensive so picking up an extra sweater or rain-jacket is an option.


Seeing the very best of Ireland is easy with Tara Tours Ireland!

Our Heart of Ireland Tours are now taking bookings for both October 2024 & May 2025.

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