June 15, 2021 2 min read

Irish Staycation Essentials

One thing that recent times have shown us, is just how beautiful Ireland is. Especially during the Summer. And this Summer is the perfect time for a staycation with loved ones.
So, whether you are looking for a chilled out getaway or an active adventure, we have compiled a list of some essentials to bring with you on your staycation in Ireland.


Suncream is important all year round, but especially during Summer. Even when all you can see are clouds in the sky, SPF is essential to protect your skin. Find out more about the importance of SPF in one of our recent blogs here

Applying SPF every day will ensure that your holiday is not interrupted with pain and discomfort from sun damage. Shop suncreams in store or online at Phelans Pharmacy here

Burn Gel

If you do manage to get some sunburn on your trip, you may want some instant relief. Burn Gel is great to soothe burns, scalds and sunburn. It also promotes healing so you can get back to enjoying your staycation in no time.

Hayfever Medicine

If you suffer from Hay Fever symptoms, it might be a good idea to bring tablets or a nasal spray with you on your staycation. Don't let Hay Fever get in the way of your holiday and be prepared. Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using these medicines.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitiser is now a staple in most of our handbags, cars and homes and it should be on your staycation. Stay safe and bring hand sanitizer with you as you explore. 

First Aid Kits

Deal with minor injuries quickly by having a first aid kit to hand. We stock travel kits and mini kits here at Phelans Pharmacy and these are perfect for on the go. 

Insect Repellent and Sting Relief

Keep those bugs at bay by bringing an insect repellant with you on your staycation. And if you have already been bitten, sting relief is fantastic to soothe any itching. This is also great to ease discomfort from nettle stings. Jungle Formula is a great addition to any first aid kit. Calamine Lotion is also great for skin irritations and sun burn. 


With these Staycation Essentials in your bag, you will be free to enjoy yourself as you explore this beautiful country. Now we just need the sun to come back...