Have you ever daydreamed of hopping in the car, putting your favourite music on and exploring Ireland? New research has shown that almost three-quarters of Irish people like to use a road trip to spend time with their nearest and dearest.
Across Ireland, 67% of people are happy to go on a road trip lasting three to six hours, making the most of the trip by staying two nights or more (62%). Of all surveyed, 22% said posting the perfect picture on social media was on their list of top road trip priorities.
Leading Irish comedian Neil Delamere is sharing the survey results and encouraging others to follow in his comedic footsteps, as he recently embarked on a packed road trip to Northern Ireland.
Neil commented; “I really was in awe of what Northern Ireland has to offer on my road trip, every corner you turn there is an amazing view or something new to experience, with excellent food and accommodation too. I often head North for gigs and work, but it was great to take the time to really explore as a tourist, get stuck into fun activities, both old and new, and really have the craic with the local people there. It is on our doorstep, with Belfast less than two hours from Dublin, and I would highly recommend it for a road trip.”
Results show peoples ultimate Northern Ireland road trip companion is Hollywood actor Jamie Dornan. When it comes to music George Ezra’s super hit ‘Shotgun’ was the most picked choice to set the tone of the road trip. Neil Delamere has recently explored all that the research has revealed, unearthing the must-see and do experiences in Belfast, the Causeway Coastal Route and the Walled City of Derry.
Fiona Cunningham, Tourism NI ROI Market Manager, said, “It has been really interesting to hear what people think makes the perfect road trip. For anyone the Republic who has never explored Northern Ireland, Neil’s recent trip showcases the many thrilling adventures that can be had and the great places to see that are a little bit different and off the beaten track
For more information visit www.discovernorthernireland.com