I guess I'm a typical father. I'm going to Ireland for a couple of weeks late September - early October, and am trying to think of gifts I can purchase for my 12-year old son. Any thought are greatly appreciated!
I can give you a couple of thoughts. I had boys 13 & 17 there this summer and they bought T-shirts (Hard Rock Dublin was a hit with both) and an Irish whistle for the musical one. Ancient weapons like swords and bow/arrows (please check in your luggage ;-) Soccer and rugby balls, hats (big and silly for the joker in the group) and leprechaun related items. That's their thoughts.
An Irish football or rugby jersey would be perfect. My teenage son wears his all the time.