5 Must-Pack Items Irish Festival Goers Always Forget

We've devised the ultimate must-bring list, in association with McCabes Pharmacy.

You’ve packed 12 (yes, 12) outfits for two days of partying, remembered your toothbrush and thrown on something warm for when it gets chilly, but like many an Irish festival goer before you, you may have forgotten just a few crucial items.

Before you even think of heading for the campsite, make sure you’ve picked up all of these essentials from McCabes Pharmacy.

A cure

You feel fresh right now, but when day one of the festival hangover kicks in, you’ll be thankful you packed some Berocca fizzy melts, €8.50, to help you power through.


Even if it’s cloudy, those pesky rays can break through and cause sun damage so make sure you’re well protected with La Roche Posay in SPF50, €14.

Instant tan

You can’t always guarantee the weather, but you can guarantee a flawless tan if you pack Rimmel Sun Shimmer Self Tan Lotion with Chia Oil, €10.99. Bonus point: its super nourishing formula will keep skin hydrated too.

Nail polish

Your manicure looks perfect now, but put it through pitching a tent and dragging all your booze into the campsite and you’ll have chips a plenty. Keep your mani fresh by topping it up with Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Miracle Nail Polish, €8.99.

Semi-permanent make-up

Forget about having to create a perfectly polished face every morning. Make the task easier with BPerfect’s semi-permanent eyebrow kit. The smudge-proof formula will stay put the whole festival through.

Need to stock your festival kit? Head to mccabespharmacy.com or shop in-store. 

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