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Dinner clothes


We are leaving for Ireland a week from tomorrow. I'm starting to think about the clothes that we need to take. We were wondering about what to wear to dinner and if sweaters and cords would be alright? These are the places we will be dining;


Bunratty or Knappogue Banquet


Kate Kearney's Cottage


2 bed and breadfasts for dinner


Abbey Tavern


Thank you for all your help.



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Casual dress is generally fine all over Ireland and certainly for the places you have mentioned. Be sure to take a look at my "Packing" page. Enjoy your trip!


Michele



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Michele, good question and I was wondering the same thing. I will look at your packing list too. But I was wondering one thing...we live in southern California and I live in 2 types of shoes all year: white leather Nikes (walking shoes or tennis shoes); and sandals! That's it...I have one pair of black uncomfortable dressy shoes that I never wear unless somebody twists my arm.

Do I need to buy new shoes for Ireland? somewhere I read that you can't wear jeans and white Nikes in Ireland. Is that really true?!

I read that you can't wear white Nikes in Italy, and when we got to Italy I noticed that's silly, most tourists are wearing exactly that, except to dinner, where we put on our more dressy looking but still comfortable sandals.

But Italy was hot in the summer. Ireland might be rainy and cooler...what shoes to bring? Will they arrest us for wearing white Nikes for day-time touring? What about for dinner, or for going to a pub in the evening, do I need to buy new shoes?

Thanks, Michele!

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RE: Dinner clothes


How about a pair of black Nikes or Reeboks? SInce my hair has gone white I have stopped wearing white shoes so that I don't look like a chubby Q-Tip. Trainers are fine anywhere and everywhere.

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Melissa,


Dude broke me up with the advice about not looking like a chubby Q-Tip!  Some pubs in Dublin or other cities will not allow tourists into them at night wearing white sneakers. But other than that there is no problem with them. I don't think you will have a lot of opportunities for sandals (unless you get a heat wave). Don't even think about taking any shoes that hurt you feet.


I suggest you invest in a pair of very comfortable black walking shoes (goes with everything). They don't need to look dorky. Easy Spirit, SAS, etc. have some nice looking shoes that are comfortable. I also suggest you buy them well before your trip to be sure they are comfortable. Break them in a bit before your trip.


Michele



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RE: Pub shoes


Dude, you're funny!

Michele, thanks for suggesting SAS. I have SAS sandals that are super-comfty. I suppose if I must wear real shoes in the pubs, I might as well try on some SAS.

Good to know they would actually throw you out of the pub for wearing white Nikes. Interesting crime. I guess we have our dress codes here...but southern California is very casual. You won't get thrown out of anywhere for wearing white Nikes unless it's someplace you have to wear a tie and jacket!



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Darn, I'm not anonymous, I'm Melissa5! (that was my post above.) You might think I was trying to sneak into the pub with my Nikes already...

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