As the country gears up for what promises to be the first ‘normal’ summer in three years, the Irish Times is partnering with Failte Ireland to find the best place to holiday in Ireland.
Nominated locations will be judged on a range of criteria including natural amenities, built environment, sustainability, tourism services, diversity, a welcome for outsiders, transport links, accommodation supply, cost and the so-called X factor.
The competition last took place in 2013 with the Loop Head Peninsula (pictured above) in County Clare emerging as the eventual winner.
“We are pleased to be sponsoring the Irish Times search for ‘The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland’. It provides a perfect opportunity to showcase some of the stunning destinations across Ireland and for Irish Times’ readers to share their favourite places to holiday at home, hopefully inspiring people to discover new experiences in the months ahead,” says Emma Woods, head of marketing and communications at Fáilte Ireland.
Over the next three months the judges will shortlist a number of places based on the submissions, visit the frontrunners, before choosing a winner on the August Bank Holiday weekend. The closing date for entries is Tuesday June 7th.