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Ireland Customs Information

Customs Information

Please take a moment to review the important customs information before shipping to Ireland.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Ireland

Important Information

  • Clearance processing fee

Returning Irish Citizens and Residents and those who are relocating to Ireland will be charged an additional 20€ fee by our courier partner  for completing customs clearance which will be billed to the receiver in Ireland and is not covered by Send My Bag.

No additional handling fees apply to shipments of temporary imports such as holiday or business trip, or for those are moving to Ireland to study.

Documents Required (All customers)

  • Passport

A copy of the consignee’s passport details page is required.

  • Flight Ticket

A copy of the consignee’s flight ticket dated within 6 months of the shipment's arrival in Ireland is required.   This must show travel from the same country that the shipment is being sent from.  If the consignee has travelled in multiple journeys between the origin and Ireland this is acceptable, and multiple flight tickets can be provided.

and as applicable

Returning Irish Citizens and residents who were abroad for less than 12 months.

  • Outbound Flight Tickets from Ireland

Irish customs will require copies of the consignee’s flight tickets showing their travel from Ireland to the country they are now shipping from, in addition to their flight tickets showing their return to Ireland. 

  • Goods must be of EU origin for duty relief.

Duty relief is only applicable to goods purchased within the EU and you will be asked to declare this when completing your customs paperwork via your Send My Bag account. Goods of Non-EU origin cannot be cleared duty free, and any duties and taxes will be billed by our courier partner to the receiver in Ireland before the shipment can be delivered.


Temporary Imports for a holiday or business trip.

  • Return or Onward Flight Ticket

The consignee will need to provide copies of their flight tickets showing their onward travel leaving Ireland (this does not need to be back to the shipping country), as well as their inbound flight tickets to Ireland from the country they are shipping from. 

  • Customs Form

An additional customs declaration form will need to be attached to the shipment, which you can download along with the other shipping documentation from your Send My Bag account.


Transferring your permanent residence to Ireland having been living in another country for 1 year or more.

Good must be imported within 6 months prior or up to 12 months after the date the consignee has transferred their resident to Ireland.  Tools used in a trade are not given any duty relief by Irish customs and duties and taxes will be applied.

  • Proof of Employment abroad.

Irish customs will require evidence of employment outside of Ireland such as a employment contract.  Typically, payslips are not accepted unless they cover a period of one year or more.

  • Proof of leaving or living in a property abroad

This can be confirmation of a house sale, evidence of renting or leasing a property, or mortgage statements.

If the consignee was living somewhere were the tenancy agreement or mortgage etc was in another person's name e.g. a partner or family member, they can provide a copy of the these documents or a utility bill in that person's name, and provide a letter of explanation and I.D. in the name of that person.

  • Proof of daily living abroad

This can in the form or bank statements or utility bills.  These documents must be dated at least 6 months before your shipment's arrival date, and no more than 18 months old.

  • Proof of purchasing or leasing a home in Ireland

This can be confirmation of a house purchase, evidence of renting or leasing a property, or mortgage statements.

If the consignee is living somewhere were the tenancy agreement or mortgage etc is another person's name e.g. a partner or family member, they can provide a copy of the these documents or a utility bill in that person's name, and provide a letter of explanation and I.D. in the name of that person.

  • Proof of Employment in Ireland

Irish customs will require evidence of employment i Ireland such as an employment contract.  Typically, payslips are not accepted unless they cover a period of one year or more.

If the consignee has returned to Ireland but does not yet have employment, they may upload a letter of explanation, however, it is at the discretion of Irish Customs whether this will be accepted.

  • Customs Form

The consignee will also need to hand complete an official Transfer of Residence form for Irish customs which will be provided when you download your shipment paperwork. 


Students

  • Enrolment Letter

Students will need to provide a copy of their enrolment certificate or letter from their college or university for their goods to be cleared duty free. Please ensure the document clearly shows the student's name along with the full name and address of the college or university.

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non-generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.

More information is available on our customs information page.

Customs Clearance Time

Most shipments on this route will not be stopped by customs, however, when a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, impromptu inspection, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 2 working days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.

Shipping Gifts to Ireland

Ireland allows correctly declared gifts to enter the country duty free provided the value does not exceed €45. Irish customs advise they will not collect VAT amounting to €6 or less should the declared value be more than €45.

Our courier partner will also charge an extra 5€ fee for each additional line on the packing list once more than 5 lines are entered.

The consignee is responsible for payment of any duties, VAT, and courier handling fees.



Personal Effects Customs Clearance Ireland

Important Information

  • Clearance processing fee

Returning Irish Citizens and Residents and those who are relocating to Ireland will be charged an additional 20€ fee by our courier partner  for completing customs clearance which will be billed to the receiver in Ireland and is not covered by Send My Bag.

No additional handling fees apply to shipments of temporary imports such as holiday or business trip, or for those are moving to Ireland to study.

Documents Required (All customers)

  • Passport

A copy of the consignee’s passport details page is required.

  • Flight Ticket

A copy of the consignee’s flight ticket dated within 6 months of the shipment's arrival in Ireland is required.   This must show travel from the same country that the shipment is being sent from.  If the consignee has travelled in multiple journeys between the origin and Ireland this is acceptable, and multiple flight tickets can be provided.

and as applicable

Returning Irish Citizens and residents who were abroad for less than 12 months.

  • Outbound Flight Tickets from Ireland

Irish customs will require copies of the consignee’s flight tickets showing their travel from Ireland to the country they are now shipping from, in addition to their flight tickets showing their return to Ireland. 

  • Goods must be of EU origin for duty relief.

Duty relief is only applicable to goods purchased within the EU and you will be asked to declare this when completing your customs paperwork via your Send My Bag account. Goods of Non-EU origin cannot be cleared duty free, and any duties and taxes will be billed by our courier partner to the receiver in Ireland before the shipment can be delivered.


Temporary Imports for a holiday or business trip.

  • Return or Onward Flight Ticket

The consignee will need to provide copies of their flight tickets showing their onward travel leaving Ireland (this does not need to be back to the shipping country), as well as their inbound flight tickets to Ireland from the country they are shipping from. 

  • Customs Form

An additional customs declaration form will need to be attached to the shipment, which you can download along with the other shipping documentation from your Send My Bag account.


Transferring your permanent residence to Ireland having been living in another country for 1 year or more.

Good must be imported within 6 months prior or up to 12 months after the date the consignee has transferred their resident to Ireland.  Tools used in a trade are not given any duty relief by Irish customs and duties and taxes will be applied.

  • Proof of Employment abroad.

Irish customs will require evidence of employment outside of Ireland such as a employment contract.  Typically, payslips are not accepted unless they cover a period of one year or more.

  • Proof of leaving or living in a property abroad

This can be confirmation of a house sale, evidence of renting or leasing a property, or mortgage statements.

If the consignee was living somewhere were the tenancy agreement or mortgage etc was in another person's name e.g. a partner or family member, they can provide a copy of the these documents or a utility bill in that person's name, and provide a letter of explanation and I.D. in the name of that person.

  • Proof of daily living abroad

This can in the form or bank statements or utility bills.  These documents must be dated at least 6 months before your shipment's arrival date, and no more than 18 months old.

  • Proof of purchasing or leasing a home in Ireland

This can be confirmation of a house purchase, evidence of renting or leasing a property, or mortgage statements.

If the consignee is living somewhere were the tenancy agreement or mortgage etc is another person's name e.g. a partner or family member, they can provide a copy of the these documents or a utility bill in that person's name, and provide a letter of explanation and I.D. in the name of that person.

  • Proof of Employment in Ireland

Irish customs will require evidence of employment i Ireland such as an employment contract.  Typically, payslips are not accepted unless they cover a period of one year or more.

If the consignee has returned to Ireland but does not yet have employment, they may upload a letter of explanation, however, it is at the discretion of Irish Customs whether this will be accepted.

  • Customs Form

The consignee will also need to hand complete an official Transfer of Residence form for Irish customs which will be provided when you download your shipment paperwork. 


Students

  • Enrolment Letter

Students will need to provide a copy of their enrolment certificate or letter from their college or university for their goods to be cleared duty free. Please ensure the document clearly shows the student's name along with the full name and address of the college or university.

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non-generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.

More information is available on our customs information page.

Customs Clearance Time

Most shipments on this route will not be stopped by customs, however, when a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, impromptu inspection, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 2 working days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.

Shipping Gifts to Ireland

Ireland allows correctly declared gifts to enter the country duty free provided the value does not exceed €45. Irish customs advise they will not collect VAT amounting to €6 or less should the declared value be more than €45.

Our courier partner will also charge an extra 5€ fee for each additional line on the packing list once more than 5 lines are entered.

The consignee is responsible for payment of any duties, VAT, and courier handling fees.



A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Ireland

  • Banderols/Tax Stickers;
  • Bullion;
  • Imitations Firearms;
  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items excluded from cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Ireland

  • Banderols/Tax Stickers;
  • Bullion;
  • Imitations Firearms;
  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items excluded from cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

Prohibited items

Prohibited Items

With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in luggage, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Ireland

  • Banderols/Tax Stickers;
  • Bullion;
  • Imitations Firearms;
  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items Excluded From Cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Ireland

  • Banderols/Tax Stickers;
  • Bullion;
  • Imitations Firearms;
  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items Excluded From Cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

Why Ship to Ireland?

Why Ship to Ireland?

With so much to see and do in Ireland, you may find yourself with a bit too much excess baggage to bring on the plane with you and even too much to fit into your car, along with your passengers. There is nothing worse than lugging around heavy equipment or paying high fees to have the airline store it in the hold for you, or sitting on top of luggage in the car when travelling by ferry. So why not use Send My Bag to take these awkward, heavy and bulky items for you, hassle free. We pick up from your home and drop off at your destination, ready and waiting for you.

For those who like the great outdoors, your rock climbing equipment, kayaks or even mountain bikes can seem like a bit of a hassle when you travel, but by using Send My Bag you can cut out all the hard work. Let us take your heavy walking boots or camping gear and all the stress of awkward baggage.

Our carrier service is also great for students that are relocating to Ireland to study, or to complete a year abroad to improve their English language skills. Being able to ship their possessions to Ireland makes it a lot easier for students to transition to a new way of life abroad. 

Send Luggage to Ireland

Send Luggage to Ireland

An easy option is to send your luggage and boxes to Ireland with Send My Bag. This is a great solution if you are going on an activity break to Ireland and you need to bring lots of warm clothing or sporting equipment. Students can also benefit from being able to bring more of their possessions with them than they could bring on a plane. Send My Bag takes care of your luggage for you, allowing you to focus on exploring Ireland. To find out more about sending luggage to Ireland, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs

Removals to Ireland

Removals to Ireland

If you are thinking of moving to Ireland permanently, or if you are considering accepting a lengthy work contract there, you will have to consider international removals to Ireland in order to take your possessions with you. Before you give anything to the movers, however, do pack everything up carefully so that it all arrives in one piece.

Student Shipping to Ireland

Student Shipping to Ireland

Ireland is a popular destination among international students. Ireland has a number of top-class universities, including Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and University College Cork. If you are a student moving to Ireland to study, you will need to bring a lot of possessions with you, such as your course textbooks and many other everyday items, like clothes and DVDs, so shipping your possessions is a useful option. Read more about student shipping on our student removals page and find out how to receive your student discount.

Sending a Parcel to Ireland

Sending a Parcel to Ireland

It’s easy to send a parcel to Ireland with Send My Bag. This is a good option if you leave some items at home when you move to Ireland. You can just ask a friend or family member to put the forgotten items in a box and send them on to you. Or, friends can send you care packages to help remind you of home. Make sure you choose a sturdy box when sending a parcel to Ireland and tape it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Find out more about sending a parcel and learn what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.

Ways of Shipping to Ireland

Ways of Shipping to Ireland

If you are going to Ireland on holiday – perhaps for an activity break spent cycling or hiking - or if you are moving to Ireland to study or to live, you will need to bring your possessions with you somehow. To make a decision about how best to do this, you should be aware of the various options available for shipping items to Ireland.

Send Golf Clubs to Ireland

Send Golf Clubs to Ireland

Golf is a popular sport in Ireland, which is shown in the vast number of golf courses in the country. If you like golf you have got to sample Ireland’s courses. Some of the best include Ballybunion, Lahinch and Portmarnock. You don’t have to rent golf clubs when you are there, but can ship your own clubs with Send My Bag. This will allow you to travel without being weighed down by heavy clubs. You can also avoid oversized baggage fees from your airlines by sending your golf clubs. Read more about how to send golf clubs with Send My Bag, including how best to pack up your golf clubs.

Send your Bike to Ireland

Send your Bike to Ireland

Ireland’s lush green countryside and many lakes make a beautiful backdrop for cycling holidays. If you want to enjoy a cycling holiday in Ireland, you can send your bicycle with Send My Bag to your first hotel and then cycle through Ireland, stopping off at hotels along the way. At the end of the holiday Send My Bag can pick up your bike and send it home for you. Sending your bike to Ireland is much easier than checking it into the hold of your plane. You will avoid oversized baggage fees and won't have to carry the bike to and from the airport. Your bike will need to be taken apart and properly packaged before being sent to Ireland. Check out our information on bike shipping to learn more.

About Ireland

About Ireland

The Emerald Isle, full of myth and legend, is a wonderful destination for a nice weekend break away, a scenic adventure holiday or even a hen or stag do. Ireland is a beautiful island bursting with history just waiting to be explored, from the dramatic wildness of County Donegal to the lively city of Dublin.

Ireland is part of the EU, its currency is the Euro and its main language is English, but you can still hear some Irish and of course the famous Irish accent. The weather in Ireland is similar to that of the United Kingdom. As Ireland is such a small island set against the Atlantic Ocean, sometimes the weather isn’t favourable, but that doesn’t make a visit any less enjoyable. And when it’s cold in winter there are plenty of ways you can keep warm!

A couple of things Ireland is famous for are Guinness and Whiskey, and there is no better place to enjoy these than in the capital city of Dublin. A lively and intriguing city, there is a wealth of history to enjoy here along with a vibrant and entertaining nightlife, perfect for a city break. Then, of course, you have Ireland’s famous oysters. To enjoy these, head to the coast of Galway for the Irish Oyster Festival!

If you like being in the great outdoors, then you will love Ireland with its dramatic landscapes that can be explored on foot or by bike. You can also take part in water sports and rock climbing, to name just a few of the many outdoor activities on offer. You must also visit some of the natural wonders of Ireland, including the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry.

If delving into history is more your thing, you won’t be disappointed with Ireland; it may have had a bloody past, but that just adds to its character. This beautiful land has been fought over for many years. Look into its intriguing history by visiting one of its many museums, cathedrals and castles, including Kilkenny Castle, Blarney Castle (don’t forget to kiss the Blarney Stone) and Slane Castle.

Please explore this page further to find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Ireland.

Other Ways of Shipping to Ireland

Other Ways of Shipping to Ireland

As well as sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Ireland you could look into the following alternatives for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large, bulky items like furniture.

Air Freight to Ireland

If sending large bulky items you could try air freight, which usually takes one to two days. This can be quite an expensive option. The amount you pay is determined by the weight and size of your shipment. You will probably also have to pay for the services of a customs agent to look after customs clearance for you. You also need to think about the cost of getting your items to and from the airport. The price could, therefore, quickly mount up. If you send internationally by air freight to Ireland your items will likely arrive at Dublin, Shannon or Cork airports.

Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Ireland

For sending bulky items you could opt instead for sea freight or container shipping to transport your possessions to Ireland. Since sea freight can take a number of weeks, it is best if you don’t need to receive your items immediately. This option can be cheaper than air freight, but you will still need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to arrange how to get your items to and from the ports. This means the cost could be more than expected. When using container shipping to Ireland, your items will likely arrive at the port in Cork or Dublin.

Shipping Goods to Ireland

You must make yourself aware of current customs rules when shipping goods to Ireland. Make sure you know about any duty that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Ireland, which items are restricted, and which are entirely prohibited.  Take a look at the prohibited items and customs sections on this page for more information.