If you’ve visited this site over the past month and a half, you might have seen an annoying little pop-up asking you to take a staycation survey.
To be honest, I stuck it up there at the start of August and then, eh, completely forgot about it… my organisational skills are impeccable, I know…
It wasn’t until the end of last week that I remembered it was still running and I opened it up to discover that 1,257 people had taken the survey…
Surveying people that took a staycation in Ireland in 2020
The last year has been a pain. One of the few positives to come from it is that many people living in Ireland have had a chance to discover how mighty our little island really is.
For some (23%), it was their first time taking a trip of 2+ days in Ireland. For others, they discovered hidden gems in counties that they’d never visited previously.
Below, you’ll find the answers to the 7 staycation-related questions we asked visitors to The Irish Road Trip. Number 6, in particular, threw up some interesting insights!
Q 1: Is this your first time taking a holiday (a trip of 2 days+) in Ireland?
- Yes: 23%
- No: 77%
Q 2: Did it live up to your expectations?
- Yes: 89%
- No: 11%
Q 3: Would you holiday in Ireland (2 days + break) again?
- Yes: 94%
- No: 6%
Q 4: Did you find Ireland good value to travel around (i.e. cost of accommodation, food, drink, etc.)
- Yes: 61%
- No: 39%
Q 5: What was the most breath-taking place you visited in Ireland this summer?
- The Causeway Coast
- West Cork
- Aran Islands
- North Mayo
Q 6: What place in Ireland, that you’ve never been to previously, surprised you the most?
- Wexford: 32%
- Fermanagh: 25%
- Kerry: 17%
- Down: 12%
- Mix of other counties: 14%
Q 7: Would you, like me, be happy if none of us ever used the word ‘Staycation’ EVER again…?
- Yes: 83%
- No: 9%
- Don’t care either way: 8%
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.