The Republic of Ireland packs a tremendous amount into a small country. Tour the Atlantic coast for wild scenery and iconic sights, including the Giant’s Causeway; head to Dublin for great craic and literary history; and go anywhere you please for fabulous food and drink, from fresh fish to the famous Guinness stout. Luggage Mule can ship your luggage to anywhere in Republic of Ireland, giving you more space to pack and taking the hassle out of your journey.
Customs: The Republic of Ireland is a member of the EU, so entry is simple for EU citizens. Be aware though that meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets. Check The Office of the Revenue Commissioners website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £23.99!
Shipping times: 2 working days
Flights: Flights to Republic of Ireland from the UK take around 50 minutes. Major gateways include Dublin, Cork, and Clare.
Currency: Euro (€)
Language: English, Irish
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports and citizens of other EU states do not need a visa to travel to the Republic of Ireland. Other nationalities may need a visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit the Citizens Information.
Time difference: Republic of Ireland has one time zone. GMT+0.
Packing for Republic of Ireland
The weather in Ireland can be unpredictable. While summer days can be hot and sunny, it’s worth bringing waterproofs and a few warm tops too. Pack your hiking boots and walking sticks if you plan to take on long-distance walks or major peaks (the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks range has three over 1,000m). If you’re a watersports fan, it’s worth bringing a wetsuit, as there are good kayaking, surfing and windsurfing opportunities in many parts of the country. And finally, don’t forget your camera. You’ll find plenty to photograph here.
Ship your bike to Republic of Ireland
The Republic of Ireland is a great place to explore by bike, with a number of scenic long-distance trails. Highlights include the Great Western Greenway, which runs from Westport to Achill in County Mayo, and connects with the Great Southern Trail, a former railway line that runs through Limerick and Kerry. For a real challenge, try the North West trail, a 200-mile cycle along Ireland’s northwestern coast. Looking for mountain biking? Head to Ticknock Mountain Biking Trails in the Dublin Mountains or the Enniskerry Trails in Southern Ireland. Whatever you’re looking for from your cycling trip, Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Republic of Ireland securely and at reasonable rates.
Ship your golfing gear to Republic of Ireland
One of the leading lights in the world of golf, Republic of Ireland boasts a huge number of courses. Highlights include Ballybunion in County Kerry, a fantastic links course on the Shannon estuary; and Portmarnock on the Howth peninsula, which has hosted twelve Irish Opens. Elsewhere, try Lahinch in County Clare and the European Club in Wicklow, overlooking the Irish Sea. Whichever course you plan to play, use Luggage Mule’s Republic of Ireland golf shipping service to send your clubs on ahead.
What to ship home from Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland produces some of the best whiskey in the world, with household-name distilleries such as Bushmills and Jameson. If you’re touring distilleries or visiting whiskey regions, be sure to pick up some bottles to bring home. And if you’re more of a beer drinker, you’ll find plenty to tempt you in the gift shop at Guinness’s Dublin brewery. Other popular souvenirs include traditional pottery, woollen clothes and blankets, and world-class smoked salmon. Whatever you want to bring home, our Republic of Ireland luggage shipping service offers a generous 30kg allowance, so you’ll have plenty of room to pack it.