As they say, “you don’t go to Ireland for the weather” is indeed true. The weather is very unpredictable. The day can start out as sunny and calm, only to experience rain showers in between, then sunny again after 10 minutes.
I prepared for the unpredictability, but no matter how much preparation I did, I fell short. On our second day,we found ourselves going in to Marks and Spencer to buy scarves. The wind was brutal that day and we didn’t want to get sick. On our third day, we were already getting the hang of it. Sunny, rain showers, then sunny again. It was on our sixth day that I finally gave in to the idea of buying an umbrella. Rain was intermittent but more frequent and heavier. See? Now I have an Ireland umbrella.
The idea of buying rain boots for each of us was totally insane, but if the rain would have been continuous, buying a pair for each would have been a more practical move. I certainly didn’t want to ruin the footwear that we brought along with us. I just didn’t know what to do with them though upon leaving Dublin. As we all know, rain boots are not lightweight, and paying for extra luggage would not have been an option. I guess, buying a real cheap pair would have been the best way to go, so that it would have been easy to just leave them behind.