Competition heats up in search for Ireland’s top vacation destination - from beach resorts to idyllic country villages
25 locations make shortlist in prestigious Irish Times poll
Nominated by Jennifer Joyce, who wrote: “Time slows down on the Shannon. Enjoy the pace of your boat as you travel through Loughs Derg, Ree, Allen and Erne. Cruise, then drop in to any of the picturesque harbours for a meal, or cook on board and enjoy the peace.”
ROSSLARE STRAND, CO WEXFORD
Nominated by Ray Corish, who wrote: “Rosslare Strand is in the heart of Ireland’s sunniest county, far enough from the Greater Dublin Area for holiday makers to relax and yet within striking distance via the N11.”
STRANDHILL, CO SLIGO
Nominated by Megan Boyle, who wrote: “A holiday destination for all ages, whether you just want to walk on the beach, take a seaweed bath, have a nice bite to eat or a surf lesson, climb the mountain and hit the pubs for a great night of music and madness.”
THE GLEN OF AHERLOW, CO TIPPERARY
Nominated by Frank Kelly, who wrote: “Good company, camping, guesthouses, quality hotels and an amazing 16th century castle, activities in a pleasant environment, local guides and quality food experience, all great value.”
VALENTIA ISLAND, CO KERRY
Nominated by Siobhan Lynch, who wrote: “Valentia is a magical spot to kick back, relax and holiday in. The vibe is laid back, the pace of life gentle, the scenery all year round is amazing. But what can we do there?, I hear you ask. Quite a lot.”
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