Galway on 17% and Cork on 15% are ‘the Kingdom’s’ main rivals while Wexford and Donegal, both on 8% make up the top five. And when asked ‘what is the least appealing county for a holiday’, Dublin received the most votes, followed by Limerick on 10% and Longford on 7%. According to the survey few people are planning trips to counties like Laois, Offaly, Monaghan and Roscommon while the numbers planning trips to Northern Ireland are also very low.
When it came to questions on holiday accommodation, the survey also found that self-catering was the accommodation type of choice for Irish people. Angela Keegan, Managing Director of MyHome.ie, pointed out that most people, (36%), chose self-catering because it offered excellent value.
‘While 24% chose self-catering because of the facilities available, a further 28% opted for it because it feels like a home from home. I think that is the great advantage of house rentals over other types of accommodation and when you combine that with good value you’re on a winner. Our survey shows people believe there is better value to be had in the holiday home rental market, so really it’s a question of logging onto MyHome.ie and getting a good deal’ Keegan concluded.