Heading Off On A Staycation? Here’s Our Ultimate Checklist

Screenshot this list and tick it off as you pack your bags!


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Although overseas travel has reopening last month, with limitations, actually taking the leap to go abroad isn’t high on many people’s priority list. But sure why would it, when we have a gorgeous little country of our own to explore right here?!

While we can all agree that our country is beyond gorgeous, we can also all agree that packing to vacation in it can be a bit of a mare. One day it could be pouring down while the next the sun could be splitting the stones, it’s anyone’s guess really. But there is a way to pack clever and beat the stress.

If you’re planning to spend this summer exploring the Emerald Isle and all the fabulous attractions we have on our doorstep, from hikes to cute cafés and hidden gems, we’ve put together a list of essentials for any trip into the Irish countryside.


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As well as all the usuals, like extra underwear, light and heavy clothes, and all your beauty essentials/toiletries, here are some items worth adding to the list that you might forget yet, are very important for any Irish vacay.

  • Raincoat
  • Hiking boots
  • Swimsuit
  • Boot socks
  • Baseball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Playing cards
  • Books and STELLAR
  • Special occasion wine
  • Umbrella
  • SPF
  • Camera
  • Waterproof phone case
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Wet wipes
  • Backpack
  • Driving licence / travel itinerary downloaded
  • First aid kit / medicines

Eco tips 

  • Biodegradable rubbish bags
  • Picnic kit
  • Reusable cutlery/water bottles

And there you have it, you’re all set and ready to explore our gorgeous little country, now, if we could get some of that fine Leaving Cert weather back, wouldn’t we be flying?


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