Ireland has a temperate climate and does not experience extremes of heat or cold. It does however, have high rainfall levels. The weather is unpredictable and can change dramatically in a short period of time. It is best to be prepared for four seasons in one day! 

Prepare to dress in layers and ensure that you have waterproof clothing and footwear for wet days. This is especially important if you are participating in field trips, where you will be exposed to the elements.

The dress code for class will be casual, but you may wish to bring something dressy for nights on the town or a visit to the theatre. Remember to leave room in your bag for souvenirs on the way home. 

We recommend you include the following items on your packing list:

  • Waterproof walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket and leggings
  • A fleece
  • Backpack for field trips
  • Umbrella
  • Camera and memory cards
  • Chargers for your electrical equipment
  • Power converter/adaptor*
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Prescription medicines and a copy of your prescription

*The electrical supply in Ireland is 230v 50hz. Plugs use a three-pronged formation. If your electrical devices use a different current, you will need both a power converter and a plug adaptor.

There are lots of great packing videos on YouTube which provide useful tips on the most efficient way to pack for your trip. For example, How to Pack Clothes for Traveling.


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