If you were following my Instagram story last weekend, there’s no way you’ll have been able to escape the Dingle Mingle. Easily one of my favourite trips this year and I didn’t even need to leave the country. Who knew?! My next blog post is all about what to do on a weekend in Dingle, but lets talk packing for the Irish weather first shall we? It’s a bit like a box of chocolates isn’t it, so you have to be prepared. I’ve collaborated with Primark for this post, because really, when in doubt we all know Penneys is the old reliable come rain or shine.Mules, jeans, top, bag and sunglasses all Primark
On the itinerary; eating and drinking, lounging, visiting Fungie, more eating, sightseeing, surfing and generally just being tourists. For all that, during an Irish summer, I would need approximately 25 different outfits for all weather eventualities. My fail safe go to will always be nautical stripes and red lips, always. And on a dry day I had to break out the suede mules, in the tan colour I’m aiming to achieve on my next trip. Bag to match my lippy, obvs. Which is Primark’s Lady In Red Matte Lip set, btw.The duster came in handy when it got a bit breezy and the coffee wasn’t doing its job to warm me up while chasing farmers and tractors. When in Rome.We rented a lovely Airbnb with the most beautiful views out of the huge sky lights in the bedrooms. If you’re a new user, you can get €35 off your first booking with this link. So far, so lucky with the weather. I adore getting cosy and leaving the windows open for a bit of a breeze, you can’t beat that country air! (Here’s the house and here’s the link for the discount). I’m a sucker for these old school striped PJs, flannelette till I die. Or I think we’re supposed to say ‘brushed cotton’ these days. My Granny wouldn’t have been having any of those notions! Glasses and, er, glasses are both Penneys too. Loving the homewares in there at the moment.I love an Airbnb for a home away from home vibe, but you can’t beat a few of your own touches. Like this cushion and blanket from Primark that also kept me nice and cosy on the journey home. If you’re going to Dingle make sure you’re prepared, the nearest Penneys is in Tralee! We were lucky enough to visit our hostess with the mostess’ family home that’s been in the clan for the last four generations. I actually could’ve moved in right there and then, just LOOK at that kitchen! I did have a moment at the gate pretending it was mine though. Keep an eye out for this beauty, it’s due to hit the Airbnb market in the future and I’ll be its first customer!Out for some sightseeing and off to see Fungie, I wasn’t taking any chances on the boat or the rain showers forecast so I donned my Primark rain jacket. I wasn’t about to get mugged off, was I? Yeah, not ready to leave Love Island behind just yet #muggy. But first, coffee. Make sure you visit Bean in Dingle if you’re in the area. I didn’t try the cakes and now have major food regrets.Off to Dingle Bay with us, I have to admit, I was very skeptical about the whole Fungie thing. But now, I’m a believer. I’ll explain more in the ‘Weekend in Dingle’ post next. The Dingle Mingle wouldn’t be complete without a Murphy’s ice cream. I went for brown bread and sea salt and it really was delish, and I’m not even a big ice cream fan. A must in Dingle and how cute are the staff?!A quick drive around Slea Head with the top down before it was back to Dublin. The Dingle Mingle was a roaring success!
Photos: Canon 5D Mark IV
This post was sponsored by Primark. All views are, as always, my own.