Holiday hotspot: Why a staycation offers all we need and MORE 3 years ago

Holiday hotspot: Why a staycation offers all we need and MORE

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This stunning island that us lucky Irish get to call home has heaps to offer, and the best part is - it's all within a stone's throw.

In our travel episode of Girls With Goals, we talked all things travel, which will make you want to pack your bags and get planning ASAP. We asked travel bloggers Tara Povey and Stephanie Buckley about their favourite places to holiday in Ireland. Listen in at 6:50 in the link below or keep reading.

1. Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is our travel bloggers' top spot for a staycation. It's the perfect place for foodies to explore gorgeous cities, scenic countryside villages and the stunning Causeway Coast.

The Causeway Coast is rated as one of the top five road trips to take in Ireland. Starting in Belfast, if you follow the coast road through Antrim, you'll meet beautiful villages and picturesque views.

Northern Ireland is becoming a hot tourist spot for Game of Thrones fans too. With historic castles, its stunning coastline and breath-taking scenery, it comes as no surprise that Northern Ireland was the chosen filming destination to depict some of the show’s most popular scenes.

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From the Stark's ‘Winterfell’ home near Strangford, Co. Down, to the famous 'Dark Hedges' in Stranocum, Co. Antrim - it's full of hidden gems that will make you want to take a road trip ASAP.

2. Lahinch

The Altantic breakers at Liscannor Bay attract surfers and canoers from all over the world. It's also hugely popular for activities like sailing, swimming, kite-surfing and diving.

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The little town is simply gorgeous, with little cafes and pubs where you'll find plenty of entertainment - perfect for the summer months.

3. Dingle Town

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The peninsula's little capital is a charming, picturesque place to visit. During the summer, colourful streets are packed full of visitors along with bookshops, cheese shops, and quaint little pubs to make use of. Some pubs double up as both shop and pub - so it’s great craic to go for a drink with locals while surrounded by wellies, pots, nails and screwdrivers!

The town’s accommodation is booked out months in advance so be sure to book early.

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