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Ireland clothing question

My husband ans I are traveling to Ireland in August. Neither of us have been to Europe, and I am unsure of what type of clothiung to bring. I was going to bring capri pants and khakis. My husband was going to bring khakis and a pair of jeans. As far as shoes, we were going to bring black Crocs and tennis/walking shoes. Any suggestions would be greatly apprecited! -Robin

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Robin - we were in Ireland for 2 weeks August 2005. I usually say don't bother bringing jeans and tennis shoes to Europe. For Ireland however, I brought both as well as a pair of shorts. Reason for this is that there are lots of outdoor activities that you can do in Ireland. We did some light hiking in the Burren - the rocks there are really fabluous. We also hiked up St. Patrick's mountain in the Connemara region. I was glad to have my one pair of jeans for the few days that were relatively cold & rainy (as well as a hooded rainjacket). Dublin, Kenmare, Dingle I was happy to wear capris and also ended up buying a light skirt as it was so much warmer than I thought it would be. Don't forget a bathing suit - even though the water is pretty cold there are some great beaches.

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Sounds like a perfect packing plan. It can get warm (75-80 F) in the interior in August, but usually it is comfortable. I suggest layers on top since the damp makes it feel cooler in the morning and at night, but when the sun is out you can be over dressed in sweaters/sweatshirt/long sleeves.