Rosscarbery named as one of the ‘20 Best Places to Holiday in Ireland 2022’

Rosscarbery in Cork has been named as one of the ‘20 Best Places to Holiday in Ireland 2022’ and is now in the running for the overall title following the publication of the long list of contenders at the weekend.

The small West Cork town was among hundreds of locations which were nominated by close to 1,200 people from across the 32 counties for the title.

Rosscarbery, which is one of seven towns to be selected, received 85 nominations, the most received for a single location in the competition.

Each of the nominated locations in this year’s competition was considered by a panel of judges on a range of criteria including natural amenities, built environment, sustainability, tourism services, diversity, a welcome for visitors, transport links, accommodation supply, cost and of course the X factor.

The judging panel described Rosscarbery as one of west Cork’s ‘lesser-known jewels’, pointing out that it was both an ideal location for a family holiday – peaceful but with lots of water-based activities, as well as an excellent base from which to explore West Cork.

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. In Rosscarbery 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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