GoIreland.com have found that 30% of Irish families who booked accommodation through GoIreland.com this summer used wetsuits at least once during their holidays opening up a wider range of activities. The proliferation of cheaper wetsuits and ‘shorties’ in the multiple stores or for rent has changed the profile of activities in Ireland this summer.”We have had a grey overcast cool summer, no change there – However this summer we saw more kids in wetsuits, more couples in cool rain gear, more families holidaying at home, more retired couples on mid week breaks and a hint of an upturn in foreign tourists. At GoIreland.com we know it can be raining out the front of your house and sunny out the back, we have swam in the Atlantic and we know its not warmer when you get down,” said Mike Webster CEO of GoIreland.com
“The ‘temperate’ climate does not change the simple unalienable fact that Ireland IS the best place in the world to holiday and if you throw on a wetsuit, you can enjoy it all safely and relatively warmer. There is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing!
That is why we decided to sponsor one of Irelands most prestigious, if not unique sporting events The Irish Bog Snorkelling Championships was held in Monaghan this weekend September 10th. Bog Snorkelling represents everything great about Ireland – A man with a wet field can run and host a great sporting and tourism event and everything can be overcome if you have the right attitude and a good wetsuit”, added Mike.