Cushendall on longlist of best places to holiday in Ireland

CUSHENDALL has made it on to the longlist in The Irish Times competition The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland. It will join 24 other holiday hotspots in the race to be named as Ireland’s best place to holiday.

The other finalists include Gweedore, Derry City and The Lakelands Fermanagh. Every county in the country was represented in the competition, with over 1,400 entries submitted in total by members of the public. The winning place will be announced in The Irish Times on Monday, 27th May. To view the longlist and to read the full submission for Cushendall, visit

The entry for Cushendall was submitted by Jim Owens, who wrote: “Cushendall, ‘the Heart of the Glens’, is at the foot of Glenballyeamon one of the most striking of the nine Glens of Antrim, where the scenery is equal to anywhere in Ireland.”

The competition is being judged by a panel of four national experts from different walks of life.

Speaking about the longlist, Conor Goodman, Features Editor, The Irish Times and Chairperson of the Judging Panel, said, “We are looking forward to revealing the shortlist on Monday 20th May.”

The winning holiday destination will be named The Best Place to Holiday in Ireland on Monday, 27th May in The Irish Times. The winning destination will then be featured in full in the newspaper on Saturday 1st June, with photos and interviews with the people and businesses that make the place an ideal destination for a short break or a ‘staycation’.

In addition, The Irish Times will host a celebration party in the winning holiday spot.

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