Holiday in Ireland
Holiday in Ireland and enjoy Dublin Hotels, Dublin Guesthouses, Dublin Restaurants, Dublin Entertainment, yet we offer a few Holiday tips on holiday fashion before you start your journey of discovery.
Dublin Hotels and Guesthouses
Dublin Hotels, Dublin Guesthouses are constantly advising guests not to over-pack when coming to holiday in Ireland, this advice is due to the constant stream of guests who complain about what they were charged for luggage carriage on their flights from America, Central Europe and so forth.
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Holiday Fashion in Ireland
When you are going to holiday in Ireland, particularly in Spring/Summer you need to forget about those Irish Movies with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, in which heavy woollen jumpers and long linen skirts were the order of the day. Ireland now enjoys very mild spring weather and reasonable high temperatures during summer months. Yes there will often be rain; however, a light wind-sheet style jacket is more than adequate, especially if holidaying in Dublin city where there are loads of indoor activities to engage with even when the weather is not sun-cream friendly.
We’ve all been there: lugging the heaviest suitcase in the world through the airport, crossing our fingers as the numbers tick ever-closer to the kilogram limit, pulling it up and down subway steps, and up stairs to the top-floor bed-room for the holiday of a lifetime, during which we will wear the same cut-off shorts over the same swimsuit with the same sandals for the full seven days. So, prepare for an Irish holiday the same way that you would for any other holiday destination of a similar climate and temperature.
When we travel to warmer climates than Ireland, our suitcase will return home with us weighing slightly more than it did when we left – give or take a few grains of sand and some handmade fudge for mother – and we will unpack, placing 70 per cent of the items we brought with us back in the wardrobe, still clean and smelling of Bold. The same applies to Ireland, people are travelling to Ireland with jumpers and heavy jackets that they are very unlikely to wear, this weight burden costs dear at the airports, so stop bringing stuff you don’t need.
At some stage, we have to learn a lesson from this error in suitcase-packing and actually go on holidays with clothes we will wear. It might even be an idea to leave space for some halfway-decent presents, instead of attempting to shop in duty free, buying only items we can ram into our hand luggage. But it’s a tough task: you don’t want to be stuck, miles from anywhere, with nothing to wear and no souvenirs to buy that may ease your pain. So what are the top tips to successful suitcase-packing?
Ease up on the shoes
No matter the length of your holiday, you most certainly do not need more than three pairs of shoes. One pair for the beach or pool; a pair for walking in; and another for dancing or eating-out, should the mood take you. This means packing two and wearing one.
One swimsuit only
Sure, they pack up small, but only Brazilians change bikinis from one day to the next. Although you may bring six, you will wear only one – the one you can eat lunch in and not worry about your midriff.
It helps to pack items that can be worn with one another, like those fun pages in magazines with headlines like “10 items, 3,123 outfits”. Think about tops that can be worn with shorts, skirts and over sundresses; dresses that double as beach sarongs; and T-shirts you can wear for two days and then sleep in.
Forget about washing
Unless your holiday is longer than a fortnight, you should get away with light hand-washing only – of swimwear and tops that you’re likely to sweat into. Everything else will survive being worn two, three or four times before being repacked for the homeward leg of the journey.
There’s always Dunne’s Stores or Penny’s
For those of you travelling to Ireland and you have taken the above advise, but decide that you should have taken another jumper as the weather is a bit cooler than expected, don’t panic, Dunne’s Stores or Penny’s are clothing high street budget shops that will provide you with modern wear at really low cost, probably cheaper than the cost of bringing a woolly jumper on the plane. Always ask Hotel receptionist about the best place to shop for any clothes you need.