Is this the year to holiday on a farm?

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 reopen 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”.