RTE’s Kathryn Thomas says people will be ‘rediscovering Ireland again’ this summer as she explores her home county

RTE’S Kathryn Thomas has said people will be “rediscovering Ireland again” this summer.

The presenter told how she has been exploring her home county in Carlow during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kathryn told how she rediscovered some ‘absolutely stunning’ places in Ireland[/caption]
The Operation Transformation host urged people to do their research and find a place to get away with their loved ones[/caption]
Kathryn told Virgin Media’s Ireland AM that ‘there’s always somewhere to go’[/caption]

Kathryn told how she rediscovered some “absolutely stunning” places across the country.

She said: “I think the penny dropped for a lot of people last summer when they discovered going back home.

“Even me, I’d always go back home to Carlow and just sit with mom or spend a couple of days at home but never actually get out and about around the county; up the Blackstairs Mountains, down the River Barrow.

“And I think for a lot of people who went home, they rediscovered a lot about their own counties.”

FINDING QUIET PLACES

Last year, Kathryn presented a travel series called No Place Like Home, that focused on staycations in Ireland.

She said: “For the programme last year, probably the highlight for me was north Mayo, it was a place I’d rediscovered five or six years ago through working with my company Pure Results, we had a retreat up there.

“And it’s just stunning, absolutely stunning and we visited island off the coasts as well, so I think people were just discovering so much more of Ireland.

“Obviously it’s going to be the same this year as well.”

The Operation Transformation host urged people to do their research and find a place to get away with their loved ones.

‘A REAL GET-AWAY-FROM-IT-ALL BREAK’

She told Virgin Media’s Ireland AM: “I think with people who are concerned with Covid and it being very busy, there’s always somewhere to go.

“Depending on where you are with Covid and children and maybe people that you’re caring for, there’s always options to go somewhere that’s quieter, maybe looking at self-catering options as well.

“When we were up in Mayo that time, it was a gorgeous sunny day and the Cliffs of Moher was jammers!

“This was pre-Covid and then the place we were walking in north Mayo, we didn’t meet a sinner for three hours.

“So there’s always somewhere to go and if you do your research then you can have a real get-away-from-it-all kind of break.”

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Kathryn recently shared some gorgeous snaps from her time with her sister and daughter exploring Dublin as she said she “misses normal life”.

The first picture she shared was of the Phoenix Park and the War Memorial Gardens as she said that she is grateful that she lived within 5k of the two areas.

She also spoke about some of the places that she is looking forward to including the Oar House and Coppinger Row Restaurant.

Kathryn recently shared some gorgeous snaps from her time with her sister and daughter exploring Dublin[/caption]
Source: thesun.ie

RTE’s Kathryn Thomas says people will be ‘rediscovering Ireland again’ this summer as she explores her home county