Also known as the Emerald Isle, this wonderfully friendly country is renowned for its intriguing beauty, green hills, rugged cliffs and coastlines, historic castles and Guinness! Whether you enjoy nightlife, dining, history or outdoor pursuits, Ireland has something for you.
Sleep in the heart of Killarney Park in Muckross Park, Kerry – Eat in the sophisticated and stylish Sophie’s restaurant in Dublin – Drink and have the craic at the The Skeff in Eyre Square, Galway – See the majestic landscapes of Glenveagh National Park in Donegal – Shop in Kildare Village for your favorite designers – Get Outside and see the spectacular Skellig Islands views – Don’t Miss a hurling match at Croke Park in Dublin for a unique Irish experience
Dublin has great shopping and a vibrant nightlife offering a number of pubs with live music sessions throughout the city or even a local who is only too happy to trade some old folktales. Visit Johnny Fox’s in the Dublin Mountains for some traditional Irish music and dance. For the History buffs, check out the manuscripts at Trinity College or the 1916 Easter Rising Exhibition at the GPO. Finally, you can unwind with a Guinness in the famous Gravity Bar which boasts impressive 360 degree views over Ireland’s historic rooftops. If you’re looking to get out of the city, spend a night in a castle or check out some of the award winning golf courses. For some fantastic views, we recommend cycling the Ring of Kerry, a boat out to the beautiful Aran Islands or a trip to Donegal’s Slieve League cliffs for some impressive views of the edge of the earth.
Ireland has cool summers and colder winters – so prepare yourself! Umbrellas and rain jackets are a year round requirement especially if you will be visiting any of the coastal areas. Layers are also recommend as the temperature can vary throughout the day/week. If you are taking a trip to one of the beautiful golf courses, be sure to check the dress code on the respective website. If you are planning on bringing your best golfing, biking or hiking gear, Luggage Free will transport your luggage to the hotel or bed and breakfast of your choice.
Ireland is well known for amazing craftsmanship. Waterford and Galway Crystal is great, but you can easily get this in the States. A visit to Newbridge Silverware in Kildare or Avoca Woolen Mills in Wicklow will sort out all of your gift ideas. How about an Irish tweed jacket or cap, or chunky sweater made from Aran wool? If you’re not a sweater wearer, try a cozy throw for remembering your trip on a chilly evening. Claddagh or Celtic-knot jewelry is a great choice for those who want a little shine in their lives. And you can never go wrong with a little warmup from Dublin’s Celtic Whisky Shop.
Once you have everything you want for your voyage to or from Ireland, it might seem like a lot. Not to worry! You can easily ship your things with Luggage Free. We’ll pick up your things at your home, office or other location, whenever it’s convenient for you. When you’re ready to go home, we’ll collect your luggage from your hotel and make sure all your souvenirs make it safely to your door.