Wednesday 13 November 2019

Kerry is Ireland's favourite holiday destination, but which counties failed to attract a single vote?

My Kingdom for a holiday

Coomeenole, Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry.
Coomeenole, Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry.
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Kerry is Ireland's favourite domestic holiday destination, according to a survey by

The Kingdom has topped this particular poll for the third time running, with 24.5pc of voters dubbing it their favourite county for a break.

Galway claimed second place with 17pc, while Cork was third on 14pc.

More than 5,200 people took part in the survey of Irish holidaymakers, which was carried out by property website

Wexford was the only other county to hit double digits, with Clare, Donegal, Mayo, Dublin, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Waterford rounding out the Top 10.

What is your favourite county in Ireland to holiday in?

  1. Kerry (24.5pc)
  2. Galway (17pc)
  3. Cork (14pc)
  4. Wexford (10pc)
  5. Clare (8pc)
  6. Donegal (6pc)
  7. Mayo (5pc)
  8. Dublin (3pc)
  9. Wicklow (2pc)
  10. Kilkenny & Waterford (1.5pc)
  11. Sligo (1.3pc)
  12. Tipperary & Antrim (1pc)
  13. Leitrim (0.8pc)
  14. Louth (0.7pc)
  15. Cavan & Offaly (0.5pc)
  16. Kildare & Meath (0.3pc)

Armagh, Laois, Fermanagh, Limerick and Westmeath were ranked as favourite holiday counties by just 0.17pc of respondents.

However, Carlow, Derry, Down, Longford, Roscommon, Monaghan and Tyrone failed to attract a single vote.

Another trend reflected in the survey was a shift towards more activity-focused holidays, said Angela Keegan, Managing Director of

Counties with facilities to reflect that appeared to perform well.

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