Amy gives thumbs up to Co. Wexford
WEXFORD has been given a ringing endorsement as a holiday destination by one half of Ireland's best-known celebrity couple.
Amy Huberman - author, actress and wife or Irish rugby star Brian O'Driscoll - has told Discoverireland.ie that she has 'a special place in my heart for Wexford'.
She spoke as part of Discover Ireland's new ' Talk for Ireland' campaign, which aims to get everyone talking passionately and with pride about holidaying in Ireland, by encouraging people to share their favourite places, activities, attractions and festivals with each other.
'I have a special place in my heart for Wexford, having spent many summers there as a child,' said Amy.
'My grandmother lived in Wexford town and we were always heading down there on weekends or holidays to spend time with her. I love taking a stroll down the Main Street in Wexford as it still has that lovely old familiar, local and friendly feel,' she said.
'Some of the original shops I remember from my childhood are still there, with a nice mix of new coffee shops and clothing boutiques peppered down the street too. On a sunny day, there is nothing nicer than having an icecream on the harbour and watching the world go by.
' We used to rent a holiday home in Rosslare too, only a short trip down the road from Wexford town. A fantastic seaside spot in the sunny south east where I still love ditching the shoes and talking a walk barefoot along the expansive stretch of beautiful beaches,' said Amy.
Arthurstownbased chef Kevin Dundon, of Dunbrody Country House Hotel, is also taking part in the campaign and he spoke about a recent break where he kayaked from Dublin to Shannon with three friends.
'Once you get into the countryside, there is a wealth of stuff happening there. But what I really enjoyed the most about it was the chats and just seeing the natural countryside, stopping in the local pub, having a great bite to eat, getting back into your kayak and moving onto the next town. It was just simply brilliant,' said Kevin.
To enter the ' Talk for Ireland' competition, all people have to do is simply upload a video or a captioned image on Discover Ireland's new Facebook page, which expresses exactly what it is they love about taking a break in Ireland and they are giving away a range of fantastic breaks for the best entries.