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Ireland in the fall is a dream. The weather is cool and brisk, perfect for exploring the lush countryside without breaking a sweat. But, it’s still Ireland…It’s still next to the sea/ocean and that means some things! There will be wind, mist, rain, and the weather will fluctuate throughout the day.

So, what you pack must keep you warm, keep you dry, and control how much wind affects your core.

The sights are incredible, the nature is raw and unbridled…so a little planning before you get there, goes a long way to ensuring that you enjoy the good things more than you are made miserable by the weather and conditions.

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1. Water Resistant Jacket
2. Fleece Pullover

My Patagonia fleece was my most worn item in Ireland. We had a rental car and it was always with us so that I could throw on another layer as needed.

3. Cozy Sweater
4. Longsleeve Layering Shirts

By bringing a variety of layering t’s, you will be able to re-wear your fleece and sweaters throughout your trip. This way, your undershirts are what get dirty, keeping your outerwear relatively clean.

5. Jeans & Fleece-lined Leggings
6. Waterproof Boots (fleece-lined)

It rains a lot in Ireland so of course you will want waterproof boots. However, rainboots won’t quite do the trick in the fall because they aren’t warm enough. I recommend these…

7. Waterproof Hiking Shoes

I like to bring a neutral hiking shoe that is waterproof but doubles as a walking shoe. You will be doing a fair share of walking so you want to make sure your footwear keeps your feet dry and gives you the support you need.

8. Wool Socks

I prefer Merino wool over regular wool socks when a lot of walking is on the agenda. You’ll find that they are a softer sock, but more than that they wick moisture, keeping your feet dry from the inside out.

9. Knit Cap
10. Infinity Scarf

I like to bring a scarf that goes with most of the outfits I plan to wear.  

11. Sunglasses

Even though Ireland is known for being overcast, I don’t leave the house without a pair of polarized shades! When you need them, you need them.

12. Crossbody Handbag