Survey, carried out by Aldi revealed:
2021 is another Staycation/holiday at home year for Irish holidaymakers, with almost 90% of those who took part in a recent Aldi survey saying they are booking a Staycation/holiday in Ireland this year. Aldi asked participants what they want – what they really, really want when they take to the highways and byways of Ireland for their Staycation this year.
39% said that they would be staying in self-catering, camping, or mobile home with more people than ever looking at the camper van as a Staycation option. 40% said they would pick up essentials at a supermarket with over half those surveyed (57%) saying they would consider Click & Collect or Deliveroo for their grocery shop whilst on holiday. There are 145 Aldi stores nationwide with 17 now offering a Click & Collect service, so whether you’re thinking of heading to Connemara (Aldi West City Retail Park Galway) or the Cliffs of Moher (Aldi Ennis) try out Aldi’s Click & Collect* service and pick up your shopping when you reach your Staycation destination. This saves the hassle of trying to keep food fresh while journeying to your destination and leaves more time to relax and enjoy your holiday! A number of Aldi stores around the country also offer Deliveroo** meaning if you forget anything you can have it delivered straight to door!
When it comes to self-catering accommodation, there are a few things that we Irish take as a given – the survey revealed that Irish people feel that bin bags, toilet paper, cleaning products, milk, coffee, sugar, bottled water, matches, condiments, and of course teabags should be supplied, along with good kitchen equipment (corkscrews, tin opener, sharp knives) and hairdryers!
Items that are not expected, but that would certainly bring a smile to our faces if we were to find them in our self-catering accommodation included: picnic baskets, bottles of bubbly (award winning Veuve Monsigny Champagne €19.99 of course), Wi-Fi, cocktails shakers, Netflix, ice machines, hot tubs, BBQs and as we have all become baristas during lockdown – a coffee machine!
The Wild Atlantic Way features strongly when people were asked for the location of the most breathe taking holiday they’ve ever had in Ireland. From the beautiful Blasket Islands to incredible Inishbofin, from wonderful West Cork to delightful Donegal the West coast of Ireland won out!
What do Graham Norton, Amy Huberman, Doireann Garrihy, Pierce Brosnan, Henry Cavill, Cher and Chris Hemsworth all have in common? They were among the responses given by people when asked which celebrity they would most like to accompany them on a Staycation/holiday in Ireland! Others names included Niall Horan and Ariana Grande (great for singalongs around the campfire), Stephen Fry and Joanne McNally (providing comedic commentary) and RuPaul (sheer entertainment!).
The survey also revealed:
Aldi Ambassador Trisha’s Transformation said, “I’m delighted to be involved with Aldi’s Staycation campaign this summer. There will be so many of us exploring Ireland over the next few months and shopping at Aldi really makes holidaying at home that bit easier as they stock all your Staycation necessities and have great services like Click & Collect and Deliveroo which I plan to use while on my getaways. I will be providing tips and tricks to help you stay on track while on the go and meal suggestions when working with limited equipment. All we need now is some sunshine to go with our wonderful Staycation plans!”
Pick up your Staycation necessities at 145 Aldi stores nationwide:
|Stonemill Table Salt 750g
|Bramwells Tomato Ketchup 650g
|Magnum Washing Up Liquid Original
|Bramwells Squeezy Real Mayo 500ml
|Ballymore White Crusty Pan 800g
|Power Force Anti-bacterial Surface Wipes Non Bleach Citrus
|The Pantry Granulated Sugar 1kg
|Skeeters American BBQ Sauce available in Original Smokey, New York Steakhouse or Bacon 350ml
|Magnum Cling Film 1 Pack
|Saxon Blast Kitchen Towel 100 Sheets
|Stonemill Pepper Grinder 50g
|McGraths Gold Blend 250g
|Dentitex Fresh Breath Toothpaste 125ml
|Power Force Reuse Sack 10 pack
|Saxon Softest Aloe Vera Toilet Tissue
|Clonbawn Fresh Milk 2l
|Burn & Glow Safety Matches 2x 50
|Comeragh Sportscap Irish Still Spring Water 6 pack 750ml
|Kilkeely Gold Spreadable
|Specially Selected Colombian Roast & Ground Coffee 227g
* There are a number of Click & Collect stores in close proximity to some of Irelands most visited and best loved tourist spots with more stores soon to be added! See our Click & Collect stores listed below:
** Have your shopping delivered to your door with Deliveroo. This service is available from the stores listed below:
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