Stay Safe, Staycation

2020 is the year of the staycation! It’s time to fall in love with the Emerald Isle all over again, here are some of our top suggestions from Kerry to Derry.

Head South West and explore Killarney National Park on two wheels before making a pitstop at the Knockreer Children’s Playground to tire out the kids and let them feed the ducks along the river. Dive further into what nature has to offer at Torc waterfall, not far from Muckross House and Gardens. The waterfall is said to be at its best after heavy rainfall, and knowing Irish summer weather, that’s just what you’ll get! Dress for the occasion with O’Neills range of waterproof clothing for women, men and kids available in store or online. Finally, tour the Ring of Kerry with your camera at the ready for those Insta-worthy views!

Why not visit some of the beautiful beaches close to Galway city. Take in the sea air as your stroll along, brave the icy Atlantic for a quick dip or take to the waves on a surfboard. We’ve recently added a range of County Sliders and pool shoes , perfect for dipping our toes or using after a quick dip in the sea! Back in the city, explore the shops and restaurants situated among the cobbled streets. Relax with a coffee in hand in Eyre Square and master the art of people watching. Galway boasts some of the best scenic drives and walking trails (make sure you’re wearing the right shoes with O’Neills footwear), so you will have no shortage of views!

Better still, take a trip to the home of the Derry Girls and see for yourself some of the sites featured in the hit TV series. Pose for a picture at Dennis’s Wee Shop, Free Derry Corner and the Derry Girls mural, then make your way around Derry’s 400-year-old Walls. Here you can relive the unforgettable scene where James announces (in dramatic style) that he is in fact a Derry Girl (you can even re-enact it yourself and become an honorary Derry Girl for the day). For this trip, nothing else but a Derry Girls jersey from O’Neills will do! Why not visit our Derry sports superstore in the heart of the Maiden City or in Magherafelt if you’re making your way East from Derry.

Now you’ve got your trip planned, you can make short work of your packing with all your O’Neills favourites. First up, your beloved home county jersey to show your pride around the rest of the country!  Then come the famous Mourne shorts - the fashion statement of summer 2020, this really has been a year of surprises! Next up is a cool baseball cap, you never know when the sun will make an appearance… Best be on the safe side and bring a rain coat and umbrella too! Don’t forget an iconic O’Neills ball for a friendly kickabout or a competitive family “friendly” game! Finally, adhere to government guidelines and stay safe with your O’Neills reusable face mask.

Get your camera at the ready for a scenic staycation, and don’t forget to tag us in your photos which feature O’Neills products for a chance to win – watch this space!