Souvenirs from Ireland: the best options for travelers

By Strilets RuslanaMar 24, 2024 15:36 PMNews
Souvenirs from Ireland: the best options for travelers
Dublin, the capital of the country, is a favorite city for tourists from all over the world. Source: pixabay

Souvenirs are a great way to remember all the time spent on vacation. Even after decades and kilometers, these souvenirs will instantly transport a person to a vacation spot in good old memories.

And when you travel to Ireland, the country of saints and scholars, it is a must to bring home a piece of its culture. The list of interesting and original souvenirs was prepared by

Aran fisherman's sweater

The Aran fisherman's sweater is the most traditional Irish souvenir you can buy. It is a warm and durable hand-knit sweater, which makes it the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.

These sweaters were originally created by the wives of Irish fishermen from the Aran Islands, where they worked. They take three to six weeks to make.

Soda bread

To bring home a piece of Ireland, buy soda bread, which is a staple food for the Irish. Made from a mixture of buttermilk, baking soda, and white flour, this bread is yeast-free and has a slightly sweet taste.

It can be found in bakeries across the country as it is very common and inexpensive.

Irish whiskey

Although Irish whiskey is widely available all over the world, nothing beats buying it where it was first made.

It is believed that the bottle or glass of this popular alcoholic beverage was invented in the 12th century, so it is best to buy it from the original Irish distillery. You can even plan a visit to the Old Bushmills Distillery, which is also a great tourist destination.

Claddagh Ring

This is one of the most unique Irish gifts you can buy. The Claddagh ring, first created in the 17th century, is considered a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship for the Irish, and can be used as a friendship ring as well as an engagement or wedding ring.

Wool blankets

The last item that should be on your shopping list in Ireland is a wool blanket.

Available in a multitude of sizes, designs, colors, prints and shapes, blankets are made from cashmere, merino wool, or lamb's wool. You can even buy them as a gift for your family or friends.

Earlier TravelWise wrote about what souvenirs to bring back from a trip to Poland.

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