What to pack for your trip to Ireland

Shoes that withstand the mud. The Cotswolds is a great place for hiking. Since the weather is quite unpredictable all year round, it might be a good idea to pack a not-too-bulky pair of trail runners, such as Saucony’s Peregrine 7 for men or women, that hold up well on wet and dry ground.

All-weather gear. The weather can change multiple times per day in Ireland, so be prepared for rainy and windy conditions. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too — handy for when the weather clears up again. Tuck a good (but compact) umbrella, like Repel’s Easy Touch Umbrella, into your bag, in case of a real downpour.

UK power adapter and charger. The plugs in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland as well as England, Scotland and Wales are all the same (i.e. 3 pronged square). The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The required type G power adapter is included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

Travel guides. If you are traveling in Ireland, Lonely PLanet's Ireland travel guide might come handy – ponder the brooding landscapes and windswept coast, soak up music and literary sites in Dublin, and explore centuries of history.