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megantobey May 27th, 2013 12:28 PM

What to pack
I leave for Ireland tomorrow. Should I pack my wool pea coat?

Jojo_xy May 27th, 2013 12:34 PM

Which part of Ireland? Over here in galway, there's been an unusual amount of sun the past week or so.
Whatever coat you decide to bring, make sure it's waterproof. I bought a wool pea coat over Christmas and have yet to use it cause it's not rain proof. N it takes up quite a bit of space in the luggage...

crckwc1 May 27th, 2013 12:58 PM

Layers work best, i.e., a wool sweater under and a waterproof jacket over. A cardigan sweater is best because if it warms up you can always take it off. If it's really cold, wear two sweaters - much easier to deal with than a heavy pea coat.

charismayo May 29th, 2013 05:12 AM

Amen to layers. Just got back ten days ago. My three basic layers were a cashmere V-neck pullover, a fleece zip-up cardigan, and a waterproof jacket with hood (Marmot PreCip). Used them in different combinations, and one day I did indeed use all three.

nytraveler May 29th, 2013 11:23 AM

Only if you're going to Siberia. It's almost June. Have multiple thin layers that you can add or remove - if the temp is 50 (way too warm for a pea coat IMHO) or 70.

traveltina Jun 8th, 2013 03:15 PM

How about my knee high boots...they're made in China, so doubt they are leather, but would they be silly to wear?
We'll be in Southwest Ireland next week!

nytraveler Jun 8th, 2013 05:02 PM

Ireland is NOT cold - even in the winter - and certainly not in the summer. It doesn;t have hot summers - but I can;t imagine how it can be cold enough to wear boots except in mid winter.

traveltina Jun 8th, 2013 07:28 PM

Ha ha...I live in Florida, and wear boots in our winter - 65 degrees!

Marlita Jun 17th, 2013 05:25 PM

I'm also leaving soon for Ireland, 10-day trip the last of June.
How warm are the warm days? Should I pack sandals and capris? What kind of shoes are best?
Our itinerary includes Dublin to Galway, Aran Islands, Doolin, Cliffs of Moher/Burren, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Kinsale, on over to Glendalough, flying out of Dublin.

Snowflake25 Jun 17th, 2013 05:37 PM

Marlita we are doing basically the same itinerary at the end of July. I hope you post a trip report or recommendations!! And please let me know if you wore sandals and capris, I'm really having lots of trouble deciding what to pack!!!

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