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Waterford town named one of the ‘Best Places to Holiday in Ireland‘

Waterford town named one of the ‘Best Places to Holiday in Ireland‘

Tramore has been named as one of the ‘20 Best Places to Holiday in Ireland 2022’.

It is now in the running for the overall title following the publication of the long list of contenders.

The County Waterford town was one of hundreds of locations which were nominated by close to 1,200 people from across the 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Holiday in Ireland 2022’.

Tramore, one of seven towns selected from all over Ireland for the ‘Best 20’ received 14 nominations. The Irish Times ‘Best Place to Holiday in Ireland’ competition, which is being run in association with Fáilte Ireland, began at the end of April when members of the public were invited to nominate their favourite place to holiday for the award.

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The competition last took place in 2013 with the Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare emerging as the eventual winner.

Describing Tramore as a ‘holiday ‘all-rounder’ and THE place for family holidays in the southeast, the judges highlighted its numerous surf schools, its special area of conservation, its scenic walks as well as the availability of rainy-day activities and reasonably priced accommodation.

The Chair of the Judging Panel, Conor Goodman from The Irish Times said the entries from people all over the island showcased the excellent quality and variety of holiday locations available here.

“While the competition is a celebration of the many great holiday destinations this country has to offer, it also has a serious mission. As well as highlighting areas of natural beauty, we want to see which locations offer the best overall visitor experience, have a wide range of amenities and where care for the environment is a priority. Cost and value are also key considerations in a summer of rising prices and accommodation shortages across Ireland.

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"In Tramore and the other locations named in the ‘Best 20’ – our judges found these elements are very much to the fore as is the desire to create a warm welcome for people of all ages and backgrounds.”

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