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# staycation - Last month October 2022

Domestic overnight trips increase three-fold as post-Covid recovery continues
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# Staycation

Domestic overnight trips increase three-fold as post-Covid recovery continues

Oct 26th 2022, 4:49 PM 12,410 Views 4 Comments

The CSO said the data demonstrates the ongoing recovery in travel after the disruption caused by Covid-19 restrictions.

# staycation - Last year 2021

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister
# Winter Holidays
# Winter Holidays

Voucher scheme for off-peak tourism season part of the Budget negotiations, says minister

Oct 1st 2021, 9:55 AM 16,611 Views 23 Comments

The Stay and Spend scheme was under utilised due to the continuous Covid-19 restrictions, said Minister Catherine Martin.

Heatwave and staycations bring €7.7 million increase in sales of fizzy drinks
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# Supermarket Sweep

Heatwave and staycations bring €7.7 million increase in sales of fizzy drinks

Aug 23rd 2021, 4:58 PM 17,948 Views 23 Comments

Overall grocery spending dropped by 3.9% in the last 12 weeks.

Poll: Are you finding it affordable to holiday at home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you finding it affordable to holiday at home?

Jun 10th 2021, 10:55 AM 37,146 Views 58 Comments

The south-west region of the country is the most popular holiday destination.

Seven in 10 Irish residents to take staycation before November, new research shows
# Holiday At Home
# Holiday At Home

Seven in 10 Irish residents to take staycation before November, new research shows

Jun 9th 2021, 10:02 PM 16,367 Views 68 Comments

The south-west region of the country is the most popular destination for Irish residents.

Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer
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# Travel

Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer

May 24th 2021, 9:00 PM 35,566 Views 41 Comments

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
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# Staycation

Opinion: No foreign travel this year? All is not lost, Ireland has a lot to offer

Feb 20th 2021, 8:30 AM 81,410 Views 155 Comments

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.

Lions Tests in Ireland and UK among three backup plans ahead of final decision next month
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Lions Tests in Ireland and UK among three backup plans ahead of final decision next month

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 8:21 PM 22,379 Views 17 Comments

Postponing the series until 2022 or moving the tour behind closed doors in South Africa this summer are also possibilities being discussed.

# staycation - All time

Coming home from staycation? How to freshen up an empty house in 5 simple steps
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# Masterclass

Coming home from staycation? How to freshen up an empty house in 5 simple steps

Aug 31st 2020, 3:57 PM 4,937 Views 1 Comment

Banish that musty smell in minutes by following this checklist.

Card spend increase last month in pubs, restaurants and hotels compared to 2019, AIB says
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# Money

Card spend increase last month in pubs, restaurants and hotels compared to 2019, AIB says

Aug 19th 2020, 12:51 PM 17,975 Views 12 Comments

The average card transaction in pubs has increased by 50% since last year.

Quiz: Which Irish 'staycation' destination is this?
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# Evening Quiz

Quiz: Which Irish 'staycation' destination is this?

Aug 13th 2020, 9:30 PM 93,160 Views 44 Comments

Many of us are holidaying at home this year, and there’s plenty of lovely places to visit.

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink
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# Under Pressure

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink

Aug 11th 2020, 3:41 PM 36,141 Views 36 Comments

Demand for water is roughly 50% higher than this time last year.

Poll: Have you been on or are you planning a staycation this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you been on or are you planning a staycation this year?

Aug 11th 2020, 8:07 AM 66,326 Views 106 Comments

Social media platforms are flooded with images of people on trips around Ireland.

Poll: Are you planning a holiday somewhere in Ireland this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning a holiday somewhere in Ireland this year?

Jul 26th 2020, 11:00 AM 54,700 Views 102 Comments

The government this week announced a ‘staycation’ tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan.

Three in four people in Ireland not planning to travel abroad this year
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# Staycation

Three in four people in Ireland not planning to travel abroad this year

Jul 19th 2020, 2:11 PM 22,236 Views 47 Comments

The government is continuing to urge against foreign travel for non-essential reasons.

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade
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# Staycation

Fáilte Ireland may target Northern Irish visitors to bolster tourism trade

Jul 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 7,752 Views 15 Comments

More and more people will be staying on the island for a holiday this summer.

Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90%
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# Staycation

Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90%

Jul 9th 2020, 11:01 AM 24,682 Views 75 Comments

The Irish Hotels Federation says action needs to be taken.

Quiz: How well do you know your European cities?
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# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know your European cities?

Jul 7th 2020, 9:30 PM 46,446 Views 19 Comments

Test your knowledge of these European cities.

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'
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# Staycation

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Jul 2nd 2020, 7:07 PM 42,612 Views 42 Comments

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

Quiz: How well do you know these Irish holiday destinations?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these Irish holiday destinations?

Jun 30th 2020, 9:30 PM 58,749 Views 21 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged people not to travel abroad for the foreseeable.

Poll: Are you planning to get away somewhere in Ireland this summer?
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# Staycation

Poll: Are you planning to get away somewhere in Ireland this summer?

Jun 18th 2020, 10:48 AM 35,323 Views 65 Comments

With summer in full swing you may be tempted to take a break down the country from July 20.

Quiz: Do you recognise this Irish holiday destination?
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# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: Do you recognise this Irish holiday destination?

Aug 5th 2019, 8:00 PM 99,886 Views 24 Comments

There’s plenty of spots around for people staying at home for their holidays.

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list
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# Heritage Ireland

A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list

Apr 1st 2018, 8:45 AM 24,659 Views 19 Comments

Archaeologist Neil Jackman explores the historical treasures of Achill Island as part of his new book on the Wild Atlantic Way.

One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula
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# Easter Trip

One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula

Mar 30th 2018, 8:00 PM 21,974 Views 12 Comments

Exclusive extract from archaeologist Neil Jackman’s new book about the historical treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way.

15 gorgeous places to visit around Ireland this autumn
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# Sponsored By Irish Rail

15 gorgeous places to visit around Ireland this autumn

Oct 14th 2016, 2:19 PM 34,775 Views 27 Comments

Nothing better than a nature walk.

My Best Road Trip: A kid-friendly drive through Kenmare, Killarney and West Cork
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# Reader Routes

My Best Road Trip: A kid-friendly drive through Kenmare, Killarney and West Cork

Aug 15th 2016, 3:47 PM 4,696 Views 2 Comments

This week, Alison Canavan packs her Honda to the brim with kids and equipment for an Irish staycation.

QUIZ: Where Should Your Next Weekend Break Be?
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# Sponsored By Irish Rail

QUIZ: Where Should Your Next Weekend Break Be?

Jan 8th 2016, 10:22 AM 39,020 Views 40 Comments

Let’s find out.

Ireland is the cheapest country in Europe for holiday rentals right now
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# Staycation

Ireland is the cheapest country in Europe for holiday rentals right now

Sep 19th 2015, 7:00 AM 8,974 Views 12 Comments

A one week stay for four adults will set you back on average €484 if you are booking for the high season.

Hotel prices on the rise: How much is it to stay in some of the most popular Irish destinations?
# Holidays
# Holidays

Hotel prices on the rise: How much is it to stay in some of the most popular Irish destinations?

Sep 2nd 2015, 8:16 PM 25,949 Views 22 Comments

The average room rate across the country is €116 a night.

Stay put - we've found 6 of the best places to 'staycation' in Ireland
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Stay put - we've found 6 of the best places to 'staycation' in Ireland

Aug 6th 2015, 7:30 PM 16,588 Views 25 Comments

You don’t have to go far at all to have a great holiday.

Open thread: Where is your favourite place in Ireland to go on holidays?
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# Staycation

Open thread: Where is your favourite place in Ireland to go on holidays?

Aug 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 32,154 Views 137 Comments

More people are choosing to stay in Ireland for their main holiday. Where should they go?

'Staycations' on the rise with Dublin, Cork and Galway proving most popular
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# Love Ireland

'Staycations' on the rise with Dublin, Cork and Galway proving most popular

Apr 28th 2014, 1:20 PM 12,652 Views 42 Comments

Sure where else would you be going?

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn
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# Heritage

Hidden Ireland: 3 amazing heritage sites to see this autumn

Oct 12th 2013, 9:45 AM 18,578 Views 48 Comments

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.

Irish people spending an average of €1,000 while on holiday
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# Holidays

Irish people spending an average of €1,000 while on holiday

Jun 5th 2013, 12:00 PM 7,968 Views 39 Comments

A new survey shows that one in three are planning a sun holiday while 17 per cent will remain here for a ‘staycation’.

Poll: Is the bad Irish weather making you consider a summer holiday abroad?
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# Your Say

Poll: Is the bad Irish weather making you consider a summer holiday abroad?

May 9th 2013, 10:49 AM 12,964 Views 92 Comments

Met Éireann has warned that warmer weather is still some time off, so a staycation could be a chilly prospect.

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit
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# Hidden Ireland

4 more off-the-beaten-track places you really should visit

Mar 30th 2013, 9:45 AM 20,080 Views 27 Comments

There is no entry fee to any of these sites in Kilkenny, Mayo, Wicklow and Meath – so what are you waiting for?

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit

Feb 16th 2013, 9:15 AM 92,471 Views 125 Comments

There is no entry fee to any of these sites – so what are you waiting for?

Newgrange is Ireland's favourite heritage site
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# Staycation

Newgrange is Ireland's favourite heritage site

Aug 18th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,335 Views 12 Comments

Meath site pips the Cliffs of Moher and Glendalough as the nation’s favourite site, as National Heritage week kicks off on Saturday.

Poll: Are you planning a summer holiday?
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# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning a summer holiday?

Jul 21st 2012, 1:01 PM 7,763 Views 91 Comments

Is it a staycation, an Irish vacation or a trip abroad?

I want to go, I want to get away...
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# Staycation

I want to go, I want to get away...

Aug 11th 2010, 4:09 PM 384 Views 0 Comments

But if I stay, I’d like to stay in Kerry.