In these times of cutbacks and recession, money is obviously a bit tight. Maybe the cost of a foreign holiday is one luxury item that families can do without this year. You don’t have to be deprived of an annual holiday though! Why not stay at home in Ireland? We’ve listed 5 good reasons to holiday in Ireland…
1. Ireland has plenty of quality and affordable accommodation. From hotels to B&Bs and guesthouses to self Catering, Ireland has it all. Hotels and self catering offer great freedom and flexibility as well as competitive rates and a variety of accommodation, from cheap budget properties to luxury 5 star accommodation, so you can come and go as you please. Staying in a B&B has it own advantages too. You can expect a friendly welcome from the owner, enjoy quality food and the added comfort in that you are spending the night in a home from home!
Take a look at our article: 7 Things You Should Know About Booking a B&B in Ireland.
2. If you want stunning mountain and coastal scenery, beautiful beaches and seascapes, lakes and rivers, National Parks and historical landmarks/monuments then Ireland has all of these to offer and more! From the Cliffs of Moher to the Ring of Kerry, Glendalough to the Giant’s Causeway, Ireland has everything you’ll want to see. Whether its watersports, adventure sports, gokarting or enjoying a GAA match, Ireland offers all of these activities. What better reason to stay local this year, and enjoy the wonderful sights and sounds of Ireland from corner to corner.
For a full list of Ireland Tourist Attractions.
3. If you’ve a family and are wondering what to do to entertain the kids, have no fear; Ireland has everything you need to entertain the little ones! From outdoor and indoor playgrounds, kids adventure centres, festivals theatres and cinemas, and the attractions in the great outdoors, the Island has everything to offer for families.
4. There’s no end of scenic walking routes and fresh air! If you’re coming from an urban location, a trip to the coastal countryside offers plenty to see and do. Ireland has it all for the visitor, and what better place to have a great holiday and generate great lasting memories by staying at home in Ireland?
5. You’ll be saving by staying at home and holidaying in Ireland this year! The Irish Government passed a law as part of the 2008 October Budget that there will be a new air tax introduced on the 30th March 2009 whereby each outbound passenger will be subject to a travel tax when travelling to another European country. The tax shall be 8 euro per passenger flying to one of the countries that lie close to Ireland – for example, the UK, Iceland, Spain, France and Germany. The travel tax will be 10 euro per passenger that is flying to another European destination and North Africa. So, avoid this extra expense and holiday local this year!
If you do decide to stay in Ireland and need somewhere to stay, we have an excellent selection of hotels, guesthouses B&Bs and self catering properties to choose from. For prices and availability check out our Ireland accommodation page.
Have you holidayed around Ireland in the past? Let us know what you thought! Feel free to drop us a line in the comment box below.