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As a local working in the tourism industry here in Ireland, I’ve seen all the mistakes that visitors make while they are here in Ireland. Throughout this Blog, I’m going to give you my local insights on how to navigate this special climate, making yourself as comfortable as possible while enjoying all that Ireland has to offer. For convenience I will put a shopping list at the bottom of the page so you can easily view my must haves. Whether you’re standing on a Cliffs Edge overlooking the Wild Atlantic Way or Exploring the beauty of the Gap of Dunloe, Irish weather can be unpredictable at any time in the year, so you’ll want to make sure you have the right clothing and accessories for whatever conditions might come your way. In this blog post, we’ll cover some key items that will make sure you’re prepared for an enjoyable and comfortable stay in Ireland this spring.

Kerry Beaches

Ireland in the spring is beautiful, but it can also be a bit unpredictable. One day you might see bright sunshine and feel almost like you’re on vacation, while the next could bring chilly rain and wind. As a result, packing for Ireland in the spring can be tricky—you want to have enough clothes to stay warm and dry but don’t want your bags to be too heavy. The key is to bring items that are versatile and can be easily layered on top of each other.

Wild Atlantic Way

My Recommendation When Visiting Ireland:

Start with a lightweight waterproof jacket or coat for the occasional shower, as well as a couple of warm sweaters you can put on when it gets chilly. It’s also a good idea to bring some trousers or jeans that will keep you warm, plus a few T-shirts and blouses for sunny days. If you’re planning on doing some outdoor activities or hikes, you’ll also want to pack some comfortable shoes like sneakers or walking boots. One of my personal favourite items to wear is a warm work out top like this one.
Ireland in the spring is also great for sightseeing, with its rolling hills dotted with wildflowers and rugged coastline views, you can really see the nature blossom after the winter. To make sure you’re prepared for the journey, make sure you bring a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright Irish sun. An outdoor hat will also help keep you comfortable while sightseeing, and can be folded up easily into your bag when not in use.

Ring of Kerry

To start off, you’ll want to bring a few layers of clothing with you to keep warm and dry. Even during the spring months, nights can be cool, so make sure you have some sweaters or light jackets that are easy to layer over your other clothes. A waterproof coat is also essential as it’s not uncommon for rain to fall during the Irish spring. Footwear is also important, and depending on your plans, you’ll want to pack a variety of shoes suitable for different conditions. If you plan on doing any outdoor activities such as hiking or sightseeing, comfortable and sturdy boots are a must. For more casual outings like city walking tours or pub visits, some lightweight sneakers will do the job. And if you’re heading to the beach, don’t forget your sandals or flip-flops!
Accessories are also key when it comes to surviving Irish spring weather. A pair of lightweight gloves is always handy in case temperatures drop, and a hat will help keep the chill off. If you plan on doing any outdoor activities, a sturdy daypack is essential for carrying your gear, and a good quality umbrella will make sure you stay dry on rainy days.

Cobh Co.Cork

Finally, don’t forget to pack a few items that will help you enjoy your stay in Ireland. A camera or smartphone is great for capturing all those special moments, and some sturdy walking shoes are ideal if you plan on doing any sightseeing. And of course, don’t forget to bring along some maps or buy a guidebook so you can make the most of your visit!
No matter what type of activities you have planned for your trip, being prepared with the right clothes and accessories will ensure that you have an enjoyable and memorable stay in Ireland this spring. From waterproof coats to sandals, it’s all about finding the right balance and packing the items that will help you make the most of your time in this beautiful country. So get out there and explore! Whether it’s a city or countryside adventure, Ireland has everything to offer this spring season. Have fun, and stay safe!

Accessories For Ireland

Be sure to check the local weather before you go so that you can plan accordingly – layered clothing is always a good idea when it comes to unpredictable weather. And don’t forget to pack a few cosy items like sweaters or scarves in case you need some extra warmth. With the right clothes and accessories, Ireland can be experienced to its fullest, even during the spring season! So go out there and soak up all of what this beautiful country has to offer this season! Happy travelling!


Bonus Task

If you’re planning on extending your trip and visiting Ireland in summer, make sure to bring some lightweight clothes such as t-shirts, shorts, and sandals. Sunscreen is also a must for sunny days spent outdoors. Remember to bring your sunglasses during the times the sun decides to shine. To enjoy the outdoors even more, bring along a picnic blanket and some snacks to have a relaxing day at one of Ireland’s stunning parks or beaches. Whatever activities you decide to do, make sure to dress appropriately for the Irish summer weather! Enjoy your stay in this beautiful country all year round! Happy travels! 

For more information on what to wear in Ireland and other helpful tips, be sure to check out the official Ireland tourism website. It contains valuable resources and advice for travellers from all over the world. So get ready and start planning your trip – you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience in this lovely country!  

As promised here is my must have list for anyone visiting Ireland during Spring:


Outdoor Hat

Rain jacket


Reusable Water bottle

Outdoor Shoes