Wexford moves up holiday list


Published 18/08/2015 | 00:00

A picture of Hook Lighthouse courtesy of Visit Wexford.
A picture of Hook Lighthouse courtesy of Visit Wexford.

WEXFORD has moved up the pecking order when it comes to a poll of favourite domestic destinations for Irish holiday makers.

The model county is now fourth place with an increase of 1.5 per cent to 10 per cent of those polled, behind top-placed Kerry, Galway and Cork

One in four of voters selected the 'Kingdom' as their favourite county for a break with Galway claiming second place on 17 per cent and Cork taking third on 14 per cent. More than 5,000 people took part in the survey which was carried out by leading property website MyHome.ie

'It's interesting to see that while Kerry is clearly the favourite holiday destination, when it comes down to where people are actually going the results are much closer. The popularity of Galway, Wexford and Clare has increased this year while the news is more mixed for Donegal, Waterford and Kilkenny, said Angela Keegan, managing director of MyHome.ie

Neighbouring Wicklow polled only two per cent of the vote and Carlow - which at 18th place equalled Derry, Down, Longford, Roscommon, Monaghan and Westmeath - received no votes. Kilkenny and Waterford each achieved on 1.5 per cent and were 10th.

When asked 'what is the least appealing county for a holiday', Dublin received the most votes, followed by Carlow, Limerick, Longford, Laois and Cavan.

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