Two Irish spots named ‘Best Places to Go in 2024’ by Conde Nast

Every year, travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller ends the year with a list of the ‘Best Places to Go’ in the upcoming year, and two Irish spots have been named among them.

Two Irish spots named ‘Best Places to Go in 2024’ by Conde Nast.

Divided into different continents or areas of the world, Condé Nast Traveller outlines a list of the ‘Best Places to Go’ for the upcoming year each year.

The ‘Best Places to Go in the UK and Ireland in 2024’ list was revealed in November 2023, and two Irish counties were featured for various reasons. Let’s take a look.

Best Places to Go in 2024 – an annual report by Condé Nast Traveller

‘Best Places to Go in 2024’ by Conde Nast. Pictured is someone hiking against a beautiful mountainous backdrop.
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Each year, expert contributors decide which places around the world will make the ‘Best Places to Go’ lists for the upcoming year.

They consider which destinations are on the rise, taking into consideration new attractions, hotel openings, Michelin restaurants, conservation efforts and more.

The Best Places to Go in 2024 list shines a light “on the places that are due their moment in the sun”.

Ranging from “pockets of Manchester and London to swathes of countryside in Scotland and Ireland”, the goal is to recommend regions cities and neighbourhoods in particular areas that are worthy of your time and attention in 2024.

The two Irish counties that made Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Best Places to Go in 2024’ list for the UK and Ireland are Wexford and Waterford.

Wexford – what made the ‘Model County’ stand out

Wexford is one of Two Irish spots named ‘Best Places to Go in 2024’ by Conde Nast. It received this accolade thanks to Loftus Hall.
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County Wexford is the first place to appear on Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Best Places to Go in 2024’ list for the UK and Ireland.

The magazine recognises that it’s not a top spot on many tourists’ bucket lists when visiting the Emerald Isle. The magazine praises the region for the impending new hotel along the Hook Peninsula.

“With its roots in the 12th century, Loftus Hall had the dubious accolade of being one of Ireland’s most haunted mansions, but it will soon be shaking off its spooky associations when it reemerges as the lavishly done Ladyville House”.

Loftus Hall is located just minutes away from the imposing beauty of Hook Lighthouse.

Waterford – praise for the ‘Crystal County’

Praise for the Crystal County.
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Up next on the list is County Waterford, praised for the recently restored Mount Congreve House, “another palatial pile, overlooking the River Suir with dreamy gardens and a café run by The Pantry at Cliff, a spin-off of Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore”.

The Waterford hotel has caught the attention of the expert contributors at Condé Nast Traveller thanks to its gardens and proximity to the Waterford Greenway, which runs right by the edge of the estate.

The Beach House in Tramore also gets a mention as a top destination for lunch in the area. You can find out more and read the full list of entries on Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Best Places to Go in the UK and Ireland in 2024’ list here.

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