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In two weeks, I will be here…


That’s right, I’m going to IRELAND!  My mom and I are headed overseas to the land of our ancestors and we’re seeing everything.  We fly in and out of Dublin, and then are spending a week on a guided tour of the country, stopping in Killarney, Kilkenny, and Galway (and many other sights along the way).  I’m really excited to spend some QT with my Mama, as well as learn more about my heritage.  Both my Mom and my Dad’s sides of the family are Irish, and I’m just about as sentimental as you can get; needless to say I’m more than thrilled (and a little crazy eyes emotional) about the prospect of finding out about where I come from.

Getting organized for a trip simply delights me- mini toiletry bottles, chic airport outfits, yummy plane snacks.  I’m not a great flier, so this focuses my attention elsewhere (rather than on the fact that I’m sitting in a chair in the sky).

Here’s what I’m planning to bring with me to the green, lush, rainy, lovely land of the leprechauns:

I wouldn’t feel right going to the place of my ancestors without some green, so I got an LL Bean raincoat to keep me dry.  Pair that with some plaid, worn in denim, a J. Crew sweater (never buy these full price- they go on sale usually more than half off), Sorel rain/snow boots (again- wait for a sale), thick scarf (mine is knit by my incredibly crafty SIL), a good water bottle (don’t make me justify hydration), and I think I’ve got a recipe for some comfy travelin’ times ahead.
Here are some inspiration pics for the look I’m after:
A girl can dream, right?  I swear on St. Patrick, if I don’t come back SWADDLED in tartan…
Any recommendations for what to do/buy/see/eat/drink, etc in Ireland?  Tips appreciated! 
images via Pinterest, The Sartorialist
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