Do you like to stay in or go out?

May 17, 2017 , In: Travel Tips , With: No Comments

If you’ve spent most of the winter hibernating, you’re not alone.

Home insurance company has released an interesting video looking at the number of people who like to stay in vs going out. It turns out that 65% of people pick summer as their favourite month. That’s not surprising considering one in three of us are affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).

Luckily, the weather is slowly starting to warm up. Soon, summer will be here, and most people will be getting out and about and enjoying everything that Ireland has to offer.

While there are many fun things to do in Ireland, it’s crucial that you get home insurance. If your home is broken into while you’re out, all of your electronics, furniture, and other belongings could be taken. And without home insurance, you’ll have no way to replace them unless you can afford to reach into your own pocket.

This can be devastating- particularly if you have kids. While it’s great to get out of the house and enjoy some of the many fun things on offer, thieves are continually looking out for homes that are unoccupied. By choosing home insurance, you’ll know that your home is always covered- giving you peace of mind whether you’re curled up on the couch watching a movie, or taking the kids out for a day of fun.

Here are some fun things you can do on a day out in Ireland:


The River Shannon

This is both therapeutic and challenging for people of all ages. It’s a fantastic day out for the whole family, and you can rent many different types of craft, including barges, cruises, rowing boats, and kayaks.

Clare Island Adventures

This is another wonderful day out, and you’ll all enjoy the challenges and adventure. The family can go raft building, snorkelling, abseiling and rock climbing, and coasteering. The staff are professional and fun, and you’ll all have a great sense of achievement at the end of the day.

Dolphinwatch, Co Claire

Stop off at the fishing village of Carrigaholt and head out to the Shannon estuary. You’ll learn about the dolphins in the area, along with the cliffs and local birds. Afterwards, you can fill your belly at the Long Dock restaurant, and if you’re kid-free, head to Keane’s pub or Carmody’s pub.

Dublin Bay Cruise

Board a boat at Howth, and you’ll get to go out into the bay to see Dublin from a different point of view. Land in Dun Laoghaire and grab some brunch, and then cruise back to Howth.


For families that like to get outdoors, a cycle along the Clifden to Roundstone Loop can also be a great option. You can eat delicious seafood straight from Roundstone harbour, and enjoy the pristine sands of Gurteen and Dog’s Bay. Take a camera, as you’ll see plenty of sheep, heathers, pools, lakes, and views of the gorgeous Twelve Bens.

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