IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe has urged people holidaying at home this summer (while adhering to the Government’s Covid-19 roadmap) to consider a stay on one of the many farm guesthouses around the country.
Ireland’s tourism sector will begin to re-open next month and many people are beginning to consider staycations around the country.
Brian Rushe said, “2020 is a year unlike any other. Many people, including farm families, have taken a huge economic hit as a result of Covid-19. I urge people who will be in a position to take a holiday during the summer to consider an agri-tourism break. This will provide much needed support to our hard-hit rural communities”.
“Many working farms also operate B&Bs and guesthouses. For people curious about farming, food production and agriculture, it’s a great way to experience how an Irish family farm operates first hand. The website https://www.agritours.ie/ specialises in these types of holidays, but people can also find farmhouses and farm B&Bs on all of the major booking websites.”
“Additionally, for IFA members planning a break we are partners with Original Irish Hotels, a group of small, family run, Irish-owned hotels. IFA members receive a 15% discount,” said the IFA Deputy President.