What to Pack for your Stay in Dublin
1. Student ID– Many museums and tours offer cheaper student tickets, but they usually require you to show your student ID. Even if it ends up being €5 cheaper, every little saving helps!
2. Backpack– Or any type of smaller bag that you have! It’s nice to have something to carry all of your things in besides your hands. It is also very handy when going on day trips outside of the city.
3. Rain jacket– If you didn’t know this already, it rains in Ireland… A LOT. In all seriousness though, you will want to have at least one rain jacket with you and I would carry around with you always. When it randomly starts raining, you’ll be glad you have it.
4. Adapter– Be sure to get at least one of these before heading to Dublin. If you can, pack it in your carry-on luggage in case you need to quickly charge your phone upon arriving at the airport!
5. Headphones– These are great for the airplane, but also great for privacy when talking on the phone at home and listening to music on the go.
6. Jacket– No matter what time of year you plan to be in Dublin, you will need a jacket. The only thing that varies is the type of jacket to bring. Make sure you look up the weather before leaving to know exactly how heavy of a jacket you will need!
7. Band-aids– Or plasters, as they are called here. There is a good chance you will get blisters from walking around, so it will be nice to already have these ready for when you may need them.
8. Water bottle– This is both convenient and cost effective. The tap water is perfectly fine to drink here, so you can pretty much fill up your water bottle any time that you find a faucet. Stay hydrated when you’re here!
9. Umbrella– In addition to my rain jacket, I usually always have this with me because sometimes you just really don’t know what the weather is going to be like. An umbrella really helps you out when it decides to pour and you’re carrying a bag or something else with you.
10. Camera– This doesn’t mean you need to have a fancy camera to bring! A phone with a camera will do the job as well. Try to take as many pictures as you can because these will be how you show your friends and family what you did!