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5 Ways to Soak Up the Summer in Ireland

Although we continue to pray for a heat wave, summer is officially upon us! 




















You shouldn’t let grey skies stop you from enjoying these next few months, and that’s why we’ve rounded up some easy and memorable ways to soak up the 2019 summer in Ireland. We’ve also included some essential summer promotional products to keep you and your colleagues engaged and motivated -- even while you’re lounging beachside. 



1. Picnic at St Stephen's Green 


A go-to spot for coffee meet-ups, weekday lunches and the occasional sunbathe (on days that exceed 16 degrees), the centuries-old St Stephen’s Green park is not to be missed during a summer in Ireland. Stroll beneath endless green trees, or grab a bench and gaze upon the gorgeous flower arrangements. Better yet: Bring along your best gingham blanket and set up a picnic next to one of the park’s historic statues.


Don’t want to save this outing for the weekend? Turn it into a work lunch and dazzle clients or colleagues in this serene Dublin setting. Just don’t forget to pick up a promotional picnic blanket to keep on hand at the office for when the opportunity arises!







2. Stroll along the Dún Laoghaire harbour and pier

Just 30 minutes on the Dart from Dublin, Dún Laoghaire is a quaint beach town packed full of potential for a warm summer afternoon. Hit the Irish Sea for sailing, swimming, fishing or even scuba diving, and if you’re feeling brave you can test your fears at the Forty Foot. If you’re looking for a quieter post-work option, take a scenic stroll along the harbour’s east pier, which is just over a kilometre long. Admire unbeatable views over Dublin Bay, then treat yourself to a cone from the famous Teddy’s

Stay prepared for whatever activity you choose in Dún Laoghaire with this water bottle that features a built-in speaker. Keep the party going while also staying hydrated -- whether you’re on land or sea. 













3. Drink, play and dance at Dublin’s Jam Park


New to the Dublin Scene as of May this year, Jam Park calls itself an “adults playground.” With a rooftop eatery, banging music and a menagerie of entertainment, they certainly aren’t wrong. Come day or night for a pint, and stay for a round of ping pong, darts or disco golf. Looking for more of a Friday refresh? Book a private room for karaoke with your workmates, or check their calendar for one of their upcoming dance parties. 

If you’re eager to unwind with a cocktail and rooftop views, take your look from work to party with one of our promotional baseball caps or straw hats. Represent your company without being stuck at your desk: Bring on the weekend!













4. Spend a day at Salthill, Galway


There’s nothing like a summertime roadtrip in Ireland, and there’s no better place to visit than buzzing Galway! This time, however, skip the crowds and tourists on the main street and head out to Salthill. Situated between Galway City and the Aran Islands, this is a gorgeous place to meander around all day long. Visit the Galway Atlantaquaria, the national aquarium of Ireland, or take the kiddos to the outdoor fairground at Leisureland

For a more lowkey day, hit the beach and promenade with this foldable frisbee that is sure to get everyone involved. Forget about your phone and spend the afternoon soaking up the ocean air with good people and good times. 













5. Camp on one of the many Irish islands


Ireland has more islands than days in the year -- writer David Walsh has visited over 500. While this may be a daunting task for most of us, it would be a shame to spend a summer in Ireland without visiting at least one of these small land masses. In order to make the most out of the experience, take a weekend staycation of sorts at a camping or glamping site on one of these islands. The Aran Islands, Inishbofin Island and Cape Clear Island all offer overnight stays, no matter your style. 

What makes camping on an Irish island such a covetable experience is the view. Along with your tent and sleeping bag, don’t forget to bring along a couple of promotional folding chairs in order to fully take in the rolling hills and crashing waves. You’ll be thanking us later!



Make the most out of your summer with these must-have seasonal goodies! Every product uses high-quality materials and affordable suppliers, and we also offer complete product branding in a variety of designs and colours.

Check out one of these summer essentials, or browse our wider range of products, at www.inspirepromotionalproducts.ie.