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Kilkenny Tourism has begun to promote home holidays again

Kilkenny Tourism has begun to promote home holidays again

A family enjoying socially-distanced bush camp at Westport House under  the direction of expert Patsy McSweeney

A family enjoying socially-distanced bush camp at Westport House under the direction of expert Patsy McSweeney

Travis Zeray of Clew Bay Bike Hire, Barry O'Connor of Hotel Westport, chef Cian Hayes and Patsy McSweeney of Family Bush Camp in Westport.

Travis Zeray of Clew Bay Bike Hire, Barry O'Connor of Hotel Westport, chef Cian Hayes and Patsy McSweeney of Family Bush Camp in Westport.

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Kilkenny Tourism has begun to promote home holidays again

Visitors are leaving the 'dreaming phase' and actively booking holidays.

That's according to new consumer research by Fáilte Ireland, which suggests Irish holidaymakers are starting to shift staycation gears.

With the Government's roadmap underway, and holiday accommodation set to open "on a limited occupancy basis" from July 20, "short break intentions have climbed to levels not seen since March" the research shows.