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VERY BEST REASONS TO TAKE BREAKS IN IRELAND - TEN OF THE BEST
As usual, we travelled to every county in Ireland in 2011, meeting many wonderful people, eating lots of great Irish produce and (for the most part) being totally blown away once again by the country’s beauty and the hospitality and high standards we encountered. These are ten of the places where we had the very best experiences during the year, places we just can’t wait to return to – and we’re happy to share the lowdown so you can enjoy them too. And, being among the country’s cosiest and comfiest, they’re all just perfect for early season breaks.
NEW RECOMMENDATIONS - TEN OF THE BEST
It’s mainly the closures that have been hitting the news in recent times, but a surprising thing about the recession is the number of openings there have been – and their high calibre, which bodes well for the future of Irish hospitality.
KERRY - TEN OF THE BEST
With its spectacular and varied scenery, a benign climate and an unrivalled choice of things to do and places to visit on both land and sea, Kerry has been Ireland’s prime holiday destination since Victorian times. The many Irish people who jetted off to sunnier climes in the boom years missed out on the pleasures of a traditional holiday – but destinations like Kerry are now coming back into their own with the resurgence of home holidays...
DONEGAL - TEN (OR SO) OF THE BEST
Donegal is different: this uncrowded county has an other-worldliness that is increasingly hard to capture in the traditional family holiday areas. Among the many things that make it a must-visit destination are its friendliness and laid-back charm, genuine hospitality at some of the country’s best owner-managed establishments, magnificent scenery, a great range of activities, good food - and that special sense of place. Magic!
GORGEOUSLY GREEN DESTINATIONS - TEN OF THE BEST
The question of ecological damage caused by tourism has been taxing many a mind of late, and many establishments are now taking active measures to reduce environmental damage, some achieving national recognition with the Green Hospitality Awards scheme, and some receiving official EU recognition of standards being met. These are just a few of Ireland’s best environmentally responsible (and lovely) places to stay.