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Best Souvenirs to Take Home from Ireland

When you visit Ireland, you'll no doubt see many beautiful, enticing handcrafts and unique products that will reflect Irish history, landscape and culture. You'll want to leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs to remind you of your trip and to give as gifts for friends and family. Here are a few of our top picks: 

Woolens  - All the sheep you’ll see provide the wool for some of Ireland’s coziest products. Look out for handloomed throws and blankets in beautiful colors and patterns, or caps and jackets in earth-toned tweeds. The traditional Aran sweater is an ever popular choice – check out the most luxurious traditional favorite, which is supremely warm and handknit from heavy wool,  or less expensive designs that are often machine loomed and sometimes made with softer merino wool.

Crystal - Ireland has been producing beautifully cut lead crystal since the opening of the first crystal factory in County Tyrone in 1771. While Waterford is the biggest name today, there are a few smaller producers of the sparkling glassware. Crystal candlesticks, bowls and picture frames make nice mementos.

Ceramics – Belleek china is a classic choice for dainty, cream-colored porcelain often accented with green shamrocks. You’ll also find more rustic stoneware and hand-thrown ceramics in colors inspired by the beauty of the Irish countryside.

Jewelry – A Claddagh ring is most iconic adornment to buy (and if you’re going to be in Galway, be sure to stop into the tiny Claddagh Ring museum on Quay Street!). Jewelry made with Connemara Marble, with its classic green hues, is another distinctive option. You might also check out Newbridge Silver’s offerings, the History of Ireland collection, or the many artisan creations you’ll see in giftshops. 

Food and drink – You might want to bring back the taste of Ireland with you. While many foods like cheese and meat products are likely to be restricted by customs back home, drinks make great gifts - liqueurs and whiskies are available in duty-free shops. You might also enjoy chocolates – Butler’s is a high-end version and Cadbury’s is always popular as well. Flakes and Crunchies are a good pick for kids. Tayto potato chips are also local favorites and distinctly Irish.

Books – Ireland’s many bookshops are well worth a browse – there’s no shortage of slim volumes of poetry, weighty histories, exciting crime fiction and stunning art books to suit every reader.

Scents – Bring the atmosphere of Ireland home with you, with Irish-made candles, soaps and perfumes, often scented with distinctive local florals. Or pick up a small package of peat, which you can burn like incense to bring the flavor of an Irish cottage into your home.

 

 

Ireland Tours

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Best of Ireland South

Starting from $1379

4.7
6/8 Days

Give us a week, and we'll tour the best of Ireland with you. Thrill at the amazing Cliffs of Moher and the gorgeous Dingle Peninsula on this perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle. 

​Guided Tours

Mystical Ireland

Starting from $1689

4.9
8 Days

Explore the lesser-known northern half of Ireland, starting in Dublin and ending in Shannon. This itinerary hugs the coastline and visits St. Patrick country, Titanic Belfast, the walled city of…

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Irish Spirit

Starting from $1759

4.8
8/9 Days

This leisurely Irish tour covers the spectacular scenery of the countryside and seaside, with plenty of stops in the Emerald Isle's vibrant towns to stop and explore.

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Northern Welcome

Starting from $2259

4.9
9 Days

Travel around the northern reaches of Ireland to discover unexpected—and enchanting—landscapes and experiences. This 9-day Ireland vacation package is perfect for a repeat traveler who's already…

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Irish Explorer

Starting from $1759

4.7
9/10 Days

Adventure through the most spectacular parts of Ireland, from emerald green farms to seaside cliffs and vibrant towns. 

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Irish Supreme

Starting from $3549

4.3
9 Days

Enjoy unique signature experiences that bring Ireland to life on this intimate tour. Stay at superb five-star hotels and castles along the way as you discover the very best of the Emerald Isle. …

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Elegant Ireland

Starting from $2569

4.7
10 Days

Elegant Ireland offers a deeper dive into Ireland's gorgeous western coast, including West Cork, and its charming seaside towns. Enjoy four- and five-star accommodations—including a castle stay—as…

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Irish Odyssey

Starting from $2279

4.8
12 Days

Explore Ireland's gorgeous scenery and rich history on this comprehensive Irish tour that hits every corner of the island.

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Irish Classic

Starting from $2799

4.8
13 Days

Skirt along the entire rugged coastline to see the highlights on this Ireland tour. 

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Jewels of Ireland

Starting from $3229

4.9
14/15 Days

Enjoy the splendor of every corner on this leisurely Ireland tour of the essential—and the unexpected.

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

St. Patrick's Day in Dublin: The Wearing of the Green

Starting from $1560

5.0
6 Days

Join the party for Ireland's spirited St Patrick's Day parade. This short-and-sweet tour includes exclusive access to a private party with the best parade viewing vantage point and behind-the-…

​Guided Tours

Ireland South Daytripper

Starting from $1699

7 Days

Turn your Irish vacation into a staycation. Set up your home base in the lovely village of Adare, then set out on day trips to see some of Ireland's top attractions. 

​Guided Tours

Taste of Britain & Ireland

Starting from $3499

4.7
14 Days

Get a great introduction to two great countries on this lively trip to England, Ireland, and Scotland. Enjoy a generous helping of the essential must-dos, with a hint of the unexpected. 

​Guided Tours, Small Groups

Getaway: Dublin Delight

Starting from $739

5 Days

Give us five days, and we'll help you see the very best of charming Dublin, from its grand Georgian architecture and historic pubs to its sleek modern side. Tour Dublin on your own, with help and…

​Guided Tours

The Irish Foodie Tour

Starting from $2199

5.0
8 Days

Savor every moment of this culinary tour featuring Ireland's rich food heritage and culture. You'll enjoy tastings, food tours, and meet artisanal food producers around the Emerald Isle. 

​Guided Tours, Themed Tours

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