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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Staycation

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# Staycation
Domestic overnight trips increase three-fold as post-Covid recovery continues
The CSO said the data demonstrates the ongoing recovery in travel after the disruption caused by Covid-19 restrictions.
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# winter holidays
Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister
The Stay and Spend scheme was under utilised due to the continuous Covid-19 restrictions, said Minister Catherine Martin.
# Supermarket Sweep
Heatwave and staycations bring €7.7 million increase in sales of fizzy drinks
Overall grocery spending dropped by 3.9% in the last 12 weeks.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you finding it affordable to holiday at home?
The south-west region of the country is the most popular holiday destination.
# Holiday at Home
Seven in 10 Irish residents to take staycation before November, new research shows
The south-west region of the country is the most popular destination for Irish residents.
# Travel
Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer
It’s estimated over a million Irish adults are planning on travelling this summer, both within Ireland and abroad.
Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer
As foreign travel appears to be entirely off the radar for 2021, many are turning their attention to trips at home. Here, travel writer Deirdre Mullins shares some of Ireland’s hidden gems.
# Staycation
Lions Tests in Ireland and UK among three backup plans ahead of final decision next month
Postponing the series until 2022 or moving the tour behind closed doors in South Africa this summer are also possibilities being discussed.
# masterclass
Coming home from staycation? How to freshen up an empty house in 5 simple steps
Banish that musty smell in minutes by following this checklist.
# Money
Card spend increase last month in pubs, restaurants and hotels compared to 2019, AIB says
The average card transaction in pubs has increased by 50% since last year.
# evening quiz
Quiz: Which Irish 'staycation' destination is this?
Many of us are holidaying at home this year, and there’s plenty of lovely places to visit.
# Under Pressure
Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink
Demand for water is roughly 50% higher than this time last year.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been on or are you planning a staycation this year?
Social media platforms are flooded with images of people on trips around Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you planning a holiday somewhere in Ireland this year?
The government this week announced a ‘staycation’ tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan.
# Staycation
Three in four people in Ireland not planning to travel abroad this year
The government is continuing to urge against foreign travel for non-essential reasons.
# Staycation
Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade
More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.
# Staycation
Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90%
The Irish Hotels Federation says action needs to be taken.
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you know your European cities?
Test your knowledge of these European cities.
# Staycation
Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'
Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.
# evening quiz
Quiz: How well do you know these Irish holiday destinations?
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged people not to travel abroad for the foreseeable.
# Staycation
Poll: Are you planning to get away somewhere in Ireland this summer?
With summer in full swing you may be tempted to take a break down the country from July 20.
# It's Quizness time
Quiz: Do you recognise this Irish holiday destination?
There’s plenty of spots around for people staying at home for their holidays.
# heritage ireland
A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list
Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.
# easter trip
One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula
Exclusive extract from archaeologist Neil Jackman’s new book about the historical treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way.
# Sponsored By Irish Rail
15 gorgeous places to visit around Ireland this autumn
Nothing better than a nature walk.
# reader routes
My Best Road Trip: A kid-friendly drive through Kenmare, Killarney and West Cork
This week, Alison Canavan packs her Honda to the brim with kids and equipment for an Irish staycation.
# Sponsored By Irish Rail
QUIZ: Where Should Your Next Weekend Break Be?
Let’s find out.
# Staycation
Ireland is the cheapest country in Europe for holiday rentals right now
A one week stay for four adults will set you back on average €484 if you are booking for the high season.
# Holidays
Hotel prices on the rise: How much is it to stay in some of the most popular Irish destinations?
The average room rate across the country is €116 a night.
# sponsored
Stay put - we've found 6 of the best places to 'staycation' in Ireland
You don’t have to go far at all to have a great holiday.
# Staycation
Open thread: Where is your favourite place in Ireland to go on holidays?
More people are choosing to stay in Ireland for their main holiday. Where should they go?
# love ireland
'Staycations' on the rise with Dublin, Cork and Galway proving most popular
Sure where else would you be going?
# Heritage
Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn
Archaeologist Neil Jackman leads us through a mystical stone circle in Donegal, an abbey with a bloody past in Mayo and a medieval village in Cork.
# Holidays
Irish people spending an average of €1,000 while on holiday
A new survey shows that one in three are planning a sun holiday while 17 per cent will remain here for a ‘staycation’.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the bad Irish weather making you consider a summer holiday abroad?
Met Éireann has warned that warmer weather is still some time off, so a staycation could be a chilly prospect.
# Hidden Ireland
4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Kilkenny, Mayo, Wicklow and Meath – so what are you waiting for?
# Hidden Ireland
5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit
There is no entry fee to any of these sites – so what are you waiting for?
# Staycation
Newgrange is Ireland's favourite heritage site
Meath site pips the Cliffs of Moher and Glendalough as the nation’s favourite site, as National Heritage week kicks off on Saturday.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you planning a summer holiday?
Is it a staycation, an Irish vacation or a trip abroad?
# Staycation
I want to go, I want to get away...
But if I stay, I’d like to stay in Kerry.