30 Sept 2022

Offaly comedian discovers what makes the perfect road trip

Offaly comedian discovers what makes the perfect road trip

Offaly comedian discovers what makes the perfect road trip

Neil Delamere has embarked on an epic road trip to discover what people say makes the ideal road trip in order to help produce a new survey.

The results have revealed that almost three-quarters of people in Leinster use a road trip to spend quality time with friends and family, but interestingly while their ultimate Northern Ireland road trip companions are actors Jamie Dornan and James Nesbitt.

The independent survey was carried out across the Republic of Ireland in February 2019, including insight into what people from Leinster feel makes the perfect road trip.

Neil Delamere is sharing the survey results and encouraging others to follow in his comedic footsteps, as he recently embarked on a packed road trip to Northern Ireland.

Across Leinster, 63% of people are happy to go on a road trip lasting three to six hours, making the most of the trip by staying two nights or more (59%). Of all surveyed, 22% said posting the perfect picture on social media was on their list of top road trip priorities.

Music to set the scene is essential when embarking on a road trip, with George Ezra in ‘shotgun’ position as almost half of people chose him as the top artist to be played through the speakers.

Rock music wasn’t far behind with 43% of people in Leinster from counties Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow choosing Foo Fighters as their car singalong.

Neil Delamere has recently explored all that the research has revealed, unearthing the must-see and do experiences in Belfast, the Causeway Coastal Route and the Walled City of Derry.

Fiona Cunningham, Tourism NI ROI Market Manager, said, “It has been really interesting to hear what people from across Leinster think makes the perfect road trip. For anyone in Leinster who has never explored Northern Ireland, Neil’s recent trip showcases the many thrilling adventures that can be had, and the great places to see that are a little bit different and off the beaten track."

Neil Delamere commented, “I really was in awe of what Northern Ireland has to offer on my road trip, every corner you turn there is an amazing view or something new to experience, with excellent food and accommodation too. I often head North for gigs and work, but it was great to take the time to really explore as a tourist, get stuck in to fun activities, both old and new, and really have the craic with the local people there. It is on our doorstep, with Belfast less than two hours from Dublin,
and I would highly recommend it for a road trip.”

To create your perfect road trip visit for inspiration and ready-made itineraries.

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