My Baggage offers convenient door to door services, as well as full online luggage tracking. Find out more information about shipping your excess baggage to Ireland.
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5 most popular destinations in Ireland:
Ireland may be a small country, but that certainly doesn’t take away from the enormous amount that it has to offer to anyone who visits; whether they be holidaying, studying or even relocating with family or for business. Ireland is packed full of rich culture, diverse artistic talent and lively people; making it the ideal place to start a new chapter in life.
If you’re wanting to further your academic horizons, Ireland is the perfect place. The standard of university education in Ireland is excellent, and is highly ranked in the world ranking global league table. This, combined with the varied selection of universities, historic cities, beautiful countryside and Ireland’s unique culture is why Irish universities are an undoubtedly popular choice among international students all over the world.
It’s no secret that Ireland’s stunning scenery and unspoiled landscapes remain to be its main attractions. Locations such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway’s Connemara region continue to fill visitors with wonder. All the while, unusual topographies such as the Giant’s Causeway located in Northern Ireland have a magic all of their own.
Reasons My Baggage customers ship to Ireland:
When travelling anywhere in the world, it’s always good to have one less thing to worry about. Unsurprisingly, there are those who wish to avoid the nightmare of hauling their suitcase or heavy bags on their journeys, particularly long-haul. My Baggage’s convenient and affordable shipping services make for the perfect alternative to airline baggage.
When you book a bag on your flight, you have to keep in mind your airline’s restrictive, less-than-generous baggage weight allowances when packing up all of your personal belongings. It means you may have to make the sacrifice that no one wants to make; leaving many of your beloved personal belongings behind. Even then, you might still be faced with a nasty surprise at the check-in desk, meaning you’ll have to cough up extortionate excess baggage fees. Particularly when travelling long-haul, it’s not ideal.
Thankfully, My Baggage allows you to ship a massive 30kg/66lbs per suitcase at fantastic low rates. You also have the option to pay extra for even heavier bags, if you need to. That means you’ll never have to leave any of your beloved possessions behind again.
If you’re emigrating to Ireland with your family, or perhaps are a student travelling to Ireland to study abroad; our generous baggage weight allowance and the ability to send as many items as you like with us can come in particularly useful. It allows you to bring more possessions with you than if you were relying on a few checked pieces of luggage.
Shipping your excess baggage to Ireland with My Baggage also makes that dreaded, tedious wait for the appearance of your suitcase at the luggage carousel in the airport a thing of the past. (Not to mention the possibility of your suitcase not appearing at all, which is every traveller’s worst nightmare!) My Baggage ships your luggage quickly and safely.
My Baggage allows you to ship luggage to Ireland quickly and conveniently. But we don’t stop there – with us, you can transport all kinds of goods to Ireland, including sporting equipment, parcels and musical instruments.
Send A Parcel To Ireland
Perhaps your loved one is living in Ireland, or perhaps you live in Ireland with family residing overseas; why not send a thoughtful care-package to them with My Baggage? At My Baggage, we don’t just ship personal effects and suitcases to Ireland – we can send parcels and gifts, too. Before you place your booking, be sure to do some research into Irish customs; particularly when it comes to sending gifts. Make sure you invest in a new sturdy, double-walled (or even triple-walled) cardboard box and cushion items with plenty of internal packaging so as to avoid any damage occurring whilst in transit.
Shipping Sporting Equipment To Ireland
If you’re travelling to Ireland, whether it be for a holiday, to study abroad or otherwise, you might want to bring sporting equipment along with you. With such vast, green countryside, there truly is an abundance of things to see and do on the Emerald Isle. From golfing – which is one of the most popular sports in Ireland – to cycling through the beautiful Irish countryside; My Baggage can help you to easily transport your oversized items to Ireland, without having to worry about renting equipment when you get there, or worse, having to pay oversized baggage fees on your flight. Shipping your oversized item to Ireland with My Baggage is the easiest way to avoid extortionate/overweight baggage fees from your airline. We help you to avoid having to haul your bulky items from home and through train stations, taxis and airports. Sending oversized items with My Baggage is an efficient and cost-effective way of getting your items to their overseas destination quickly, safely and at fantastic low costs.
5 most popular Irish colleges for international students:
My Baggage prices are student-budget friendly. And we’re not just affordable – our student shipping service offers value for money. You can send as many items as you like with us, and we offer a huge 30kg/66lbs weight allowance per box or suitcase.
My Baggage’s online booking system and door to door collection and delivery makes our service easy and convenient for busy students. And with My Baggage, you don’t need to worry about waiting weeks for your important study materials to arrive. We offer super fast transit times; with Express services available to and from all colleges in Ireland.
The My Baggage team is made up of former students and recent graduates, so we understand how stressful the prospect of moving to college can be – not to mention moving to college overseas! Therefore, we make it our top priority to make your experience as easy as possible. Our convenient student shipping services to Ireland allows you to relax and enjoy what should be one of the most exciting times of your life. Want to know what other students think about My Baggage? You can read our reviews.
Of course, shipping your luggage via My Baggage isn’t the only way to get all of your excess baggage to Ireland. If you need to transport your things to Ireland, you should make yourself aware of the numerous options available; after all, some options will suit your personal needs better than others. Here are just a few alternative options:
If you and your family are emigrating to Ireland to begin a new life, and perhaps have a lot of possessions to bring; such as furniture, as well as an abundance of personal belongings – you might consider transporting everything with an international removals company. This means you can transport all of your worldly belongings in one go; from smaller, personal items to all of the pieces of furniture you need for your big move.
Perhaps you don’t have an entire household of belongings to ship to Ireland; but you do have a number of exceptionally large items you wish to transport. Perhaps a sofa, a fridge or even your car. With sea freight, your items will be shipped via cargo ships in shipping containers. Although an inexpensive option, it is important to note that shipping your possessions by sea freight can be an exceptionally slow voyage, meaning you need to be okay with the prospect of being without your belongings for quite some time. Depending on the route of the shipment, you could be waiting for up to two months for your things to arrive with you in Ireland. You also need to consider the transportation of your items to and from ports both departing and on arrival; which can lead to costs quickly mounting up.
Air freight also allows you to send exceptionally large, bulky items to Ireland that may be otherwise difficult to transport to such a destination. Although a fast option of transporting your belongings; air freight tends to be a more expensive option, as it is charged by weight and volume. You also need to consider the transportation to and from airports.
When shipping to Ireland from the UK or anywhere else in the EU, goods do not pass through customs clearance and therefore are not subject to import tax or duty. If, however, you’re sending to Ireland from a country outside of the EU, such as Canada or the USA, you are then legally required to complete and send a customs invoice with your shipment. Whether you are sending personal effects or a gift to a loved one; if your shipment does not have a customs invoice attached, it will not make it past your local country border, and you may have to pay return charges to get it back. My Baggage will automatically provide you with the appropriate customs documents for you to complete, print, sign and attach to your shipment when you send your luggage to Ireland from outside of the EU. Generally, My Baggage shipments clear customs in a timely manner, free from duties and taxes, as most countries offer a generous duty-free allowance for personal effects. However, as customs processes and allowances are different around the world, and because My Baggage has no direct association with any customs authority; we do advise doing your own personal research into Irish customs regulations and quarantine before booking your shipment to Ireland from outside of the EU. Please make yourself aware of potential customs duties in Ireland and be sure to follow any advice provided by customs. When completing your customs documents, it is important to do so properly and clearly. In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to accurately describe each item included in the package. For example, you would declare: “4 x t-shirts, 2 x pairs of jeans, 3 x dresses” etc, as opposed to “10 x clothing”.
Shipping Gifts To Ireland
Thinking of sending a gift to a loved one? Gifts with a customs value under €45 are not subject to import tax or duty. However, you must declare that the goods are a gift.
As a general rule, you can be sure that the following items are prohibited:
There are also a number of items that can be carried on our services, however, they would be sent at your own risk as they are not covered under our compensation cover. If you choose to send any non-compensation items in your shipment, please ensure they are packaged appropriately, with plenty of internal packaging for any fragile items.
Find out more about My Baggage’s prohibited and non-compensation items.
As import allowances, security and customs processes differ around the world; we recommend that you do your own personal research into what may be prohibited in your destination country before booking.
What type of packaging can be used?
When shipping your belongings to Ireland with My Baggage, we recommend using either suitcases or strong cardboard boxes to package your items so as they are suitable for transit.
We advise against using fragile or expensive suitcases, as packaging is not covered under our compensation cover. With regards to boxes, it’s always best to invest in a new, sturdy, double-walled cardboard box as they are most durable and suitable for transit.
If you are sending any fragile or delicate items, we recommend using internal packaging to protect them during transit. You can use materials such as bubble wrap or newspapers.
You can read through our complete packaging guide to find out more.
Reasons to use My Baggage:
When you send luggage to Ireland with My Baggage, we make sure that you’re always kept in the know. You will be given access to full online luggage tracking information, which will allow you to monitor the progress of your shipment every single step of the way. You’ll even be notified when your item is out for delivery, so you’ll know when to expect it!
If you happen to have any pressing questions along the way, our dedicated customer support team will be more than happy to help. We pride ourselves on our unrivalled customer support; thanks to many years of experience, our team are experts in shipping luggage all over the world. Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email and live chat.
My Baggage offers convenient and affordable luggage delivery services for everyone; whether you’re a business user, a holiday maker, an expat or simply moving house. No matter your reason, absolutely anyone can take advantage of our competitive prices and excellent services. In fact, many savvy business users regularly avail of our low cost and convenient shipping services in order to relocate their employees all over the world.
So, what are you waiting for?
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