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leaving for Ireland today....do I need a winter jacket?

leaving for Ireland today....do I need a winter jacket?

Oct 24th, 2007, 04:37 AM
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leaving for Ireland today....do I need a winter jacket?

help...I am coming from much warmer weather..and I don't know what to pack...thanks
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Oct 24th, 2007, 04:41 AM
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The temperature never gets that cold in Iceland, but the wind does blow. You need a jacket that stops the wind! I was there in March and the wind was so cold I could hardly breath, but I'm from Florida. Bring a swimsuit for the pools. Hat, gloves, layers of clothes.
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Oct 24th, 2007, 05:09 AM
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Yes to winter jacket. There is a light frost some mornings at this time of year, but temperatures rise during the day to about 50 Fahrenheit.

Rain is always a possibility here.
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Oct 24th, 2007, 05:38 AM
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Yes - it's cold at the moment. There was ice on my car leaving for work this morning! Bring the winter jacket. Better to have it than want it.
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Oct 24th, 2007, 07:36 AM
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If it is not too late. Wear the jacket, do not pack it. Saves a bunch of space. When you get to Ireland, buy a nice wool scarf for your head/neck. Gives you something to bring back.
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Oct 24th, 2007, 07:58 AM
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I think Wally needs to check his bifocals - aren'e we talking about Ireland?

Doubt if you'll be seeing many thermal pools in Ireland. You probably won't need a heavy winter coat. But you will need something waterproof and roomy enough that you can wear layers under. Also gloves and a hat or scarf. But you can buy that sort of thing after you are in Ireland.
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