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Shipping to Ireland

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Whether you’re looking to send a small item to Ireland or you’re moving to Ireland and need to ship over your home furniture, we can help.

How does our international shipping to Ireland service work?

We’ve designed our international shipping service to be as efficient as possible. We’ll handle everything from packing your items to managing everything that’s involved with customs and clearance. All you need to do is fill in our online form and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Step 1. Fill in our online quotation form. 
  • Step 2. We will arrange a survey if you're shipping furniture and supply you with your free quote. If  you're sending baggage we will deliver your boxes ahead of your shipment so you can pack yourself.
  • Step 3. We will arrive at your property and collect your items. If you’ve asked us to pack your items our teams will professionally pack them at this stage.
  • Step 4. We will transport your items to Ireland via your chosen shipping method.
  • Step 5. We will arrange for the customs clearance of your shipment.
  • Step 6. We will deliver your items to your chosen end destination.

How will my items be transported to Ireland?

You can ship your items via sea freight to Ireland, or you can fly them via air freight. Sending your items to Ireland via sea freight is the most cost effective method and recommended if you’re planning on sending large items. Air freight is more expensive but faster, so if you need to send small items urgently then this might be the best option for you.

There are two ways to ship your items to the United States. If you’re shipping a box or a small number of items then we recommend opt for a Shared Container service. If you’re looking to send a whole house then we recommend our  Exclusive Container option.

  • Shared Container: Your personal and household effects will be loaded in a shared shipping container and you will only be charged for the space your boxes or goods take up.
  • Exclusive Container: This is the recommended option if you're shipping a whole home load or wanting to ship a vehicle to Ireland.

Why choose Pickfords to ship your items to Ireland

  • We are the largest international shipper in the UK and operates a consolidated or shared service to Ireland.
  • Centuries worth of experience in the international moving sector.
  • We operate as part of a trusted and extensive international shipping network.
  • Door to door international shipping.
  • Personal move manager to help plan your shipment and answer any questions you may have.
  • We are acclaimed and accredited by worldwide organisations including the British Association of Removers’ Overseas Group (BAR) and we are a FIDI Accredited International Mover.
  • We offer comprehensive Goods in transit insurance to protect your goods on the move.
  • We offer a professional packing service to ensure that your shipment is packed correctly and protected throughout the journey.

What items can I send to Ireland?

Our team of experts know exactly what you can and cannot send to Ireland. Just like any country, Ireland has its own list of restricted and prohibited items that you won’t be able to ship there, but if Irish border control allows it, we ship it.

Your personal shipping manager will provide you with an extensive list detailing what you can send to Ireland. If you have any concerns just let us know.

Sending a pet to Ireland?

We work with specialists to move your pet or pets from the UK to Ireland. You can rest assured that your pet will be well looked after at every step of the journey. Ireland require a couple of documents when sending pets. You'll need:

  • Your pets vaccination record
  • Their veterinary health certificate
  • Their pet passport
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