Reasons to holiday in Ireland 2020

There have always been many reasons to holiday in Ireland; it’s beautiful, it’s been named by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the best countries in the world to visit, we have world-class beaches and you can still manage to find remote places to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life even in 2020.

Carrickfinn Beach, County Donegal © Failte Ireland
Carrickfinn Beach, County Donegal © Failte Ireland

In September 2019, Forbes columnist Laura Begley Bloom listed Kerry as No.3 on The Top 50 Places in The World to travel. In her piece, she commented that ‘all the way west in Ireland is one of the country’s most scenic counties. Kerry’s mountains, lakes and coasts are postcard-perfect, and that’s before you add in Killarney National Park. The unique small towns such as Dingle add to its charm.”

Ross Castle, Killarney National Park, County Kerry

With summer holidays aboard in jeopardy, many of us are sitting and waiting before we plot the next great escape to the sun, sea, sand or safari. Here’s why we think it’s time to put the passport away and plan a staycation in Ireland for 2020. 

Help Local Businesses by Holidaying Close to Home

Supporting locally-owned businesses while travelling will inject money back into the local communities, generate employment and send waves of economic support throughout the many small and medium sized business’ around Ireland. 

Buy locally produced food and handmade crafts at farmers markets, book a memorable walking tour with a local guide in places such as the Burren or support local artists’ by buying a handmade souvenir.

English Market, Cork City © Tourism Ireland
English Market, Cork City © Tourism Ireland

Connect with food lovers, there are an array of artisan foods suppliers selling locally sourced produce. The best ingredients are sourced creating the freshest products available in season. Create a gourmet dinner in the comfort of your own holiday home for you and your self-catering guests and experience fresh ingredients, incredible flavours and rare recipes!

Save Time!

Save time, money and ease the pressure by avoiding airport security and overseas transport queues. This year you could hop on a bus or take a train to many of our self-catering holiday accommodations across Ireland. Take the train to Killarney and base yourself at Innisfallen Holiday Village, 1 km from the centre of town adjacent to the Killarney Riding Stables and Killarney National Park.

Scenic country roads near Kilkee, County Clare

If you prefer to travel by car then you have the added bonus of being able to pack to your hearts content. To save money and to help keep the kids entertained this is the perfect opportunity to bring along wet-suits, surfboards, kayaks, board games and don’t forget the hurl & sliotar for a puck around the holiday home garden or local green area!

Avoid the time change and transportation difficulties that make us lose time and patience by staying in Ireland.

Pet-Friendly Holiday in Ireland 

Make your family holiday complete, bring your four-legged family member along too for some well-deserved rest and relaxation! You can free your mind and stop worrying when you bring your dog on holidays to one of our pet-friendly holiday homes, you’ll know they are safe, well-fed and most importantly, having the time of his life.  Explore new sights together with your four-legged friend right by your side!

Discover Hidden Gems

Ireland has so much to offer, our beautiful green island is the 3rd largest island in Europe and the 20th largest on Earth, there is 84,421 km² waiting to be explored!

Talk to our On-site Managers who would love to tell you about their favourite local attractions and hidden gems. They have a wealth of knowledge about their local area and would love to help you get the best out of your self-catering holiday in Ireland. 

Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The travel sector accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions. A person’s travel footprint is made up by the emissions from each mode of transport they use. This is generally dominated by driving, bus, rail and air travel. Walk or bike at your destination, you’ll cut down on gas and save yourself the stress of driving somewhere new. Explore the area close to your holiday home by walking and cycling – you to see much more of your surroundings!

Discovering Donegal © Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland
Discovering Donegal © Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland


Now is the perfect time to plan a road trip at home. Ireland’s beauty has shone for centuries, and from Monday, June 29th we can travel freely again to without restrictions.

The Burren in County Clare is home to 1,100 species of plants out of the 1,400 in Ireland. Explore this magnificent landscape from an old-world Irish cottage on the shores of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way in Ballyvaughan. Visit top visitor attractions in Ireland’s Ancient East or from your holiday cottage in Connemara explore the white sandy beaches of Dogs Bay and Gurteen.

Our holiday accommodation is situated in many of the country’s finest holiday destinations, perfect for family holidays, group activities or romantic short breaks.

Ireland is a land waiting to be discovered – start planning a memorable 2020 adventure today!!

Causeway Coast and Glens
Causeway Coast and Glens


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