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What Should I Pack?

Travel light. But your Ireland trip will run smoother if you pack these essentials.


Taking an active Vagabond tour? Comfortable trainers/sneakers are fine for our hikes. However, hiking boots are usually waterproof and offer improved grip over uneven ground.

Relaxed Driftwood tours don't require any specialised footwear. But make sure you pack shoes suitable for light walking. You'll enjoy lots of free time to stroll around towns and take guided tours.


We highly recommend you bring a WiFi-enabled mobile phone with you to Ireland. All of our hotels have WiFi so you can keep in touch with home.

A phone will also come in very handy if you are delayed or need to contact a local number while you are here, for any reason.

If you do plan on bringing a phone, please share your number with us before the trip.


One of the things that makes Ireland so much fun is the unpredictable climate. Sun. Wind. Rain shower. Then sun again...

Pack a lightweight waterproof jacket and trousers. Beat those sudden rain showers by packing a lightweight waterproof and windproof shell jacket. Make sure you buy from a reputable brand. You'll thank yourself later!

Taking an active Vagabond tour? Lightweight waterproof trousers can be handy for our longer hikes. Quick dry walking trousers are another great option.

Wear light layers. We suggest wearing a combination of flexible light layers underneath your shell jacket.

Protect your skin with sunglasses and sun cream. Yes, it can be get very sunny in Ireland! What's more, if there's sun and wind combined, you may not notice your skin burning.

Towel: Taking an active Vagabond tour? Watersport options like sea kayaking or surfing will require a light towel. Towels are supplied by all our hotels but you may wish to bring your own.

Swimsuit/trunks: Pack a swimsuit/trunk for sea dips or a hotel swim where available. Handy also for wearing under wet suits if you are on a Vagabond tour.

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You might think we are joking here. But a lot of hotels in Ireland do not provide face cloths. If you like to have a facecloth to hand, maybe bring one along!

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