Holiday Show returns to UL for 4th Year

Holiday Show returns to UL for 4th Year


The Holiday Show, in association with Shannon Airport, returns to the UL Sport Arena, Limerick on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019.

Now in its fourth year, with over 90 exhibitors including airlines, hotels, cruise companies, travel agents, tourist boards, tour operators, tourist attractions, motorhomes, caravan, camping and more.

Attendees can snap up exclusive deals, get expert advice, win some amazing prizes and plan out the perfect holiday to suit your needs, with ideas to suit every dream and every budget.

“Booking holidays early this year is essential, with last minute deals to be few and far between due to the rush to snap up holidays to the Canaries, Spain, Portugal and the USA and Canada,” organisers of the show have stated.

Trends this year suggest that consumers are likely to be disappointed if they wait for a ‘last minute’ deal.

The show is the biggest of its kind outside of the capital. Experts will be on hand to provide holiday makers with all the advice they need for booking their trip, whether it’s their annual holiday, a short-break or honeymoon.

Photo: Liam Burke/Press 22

Shannon Airport’s Head of Aviation Development, Declan Power, said; “We are delighted to be back for a fourth year, bigger and better than before. Shannon Airport is now Ireland’s fastest growing airport outside of the capital. Last year was its best year this decade with growth of 6.5% bringing total passenger numbers to over 1.86 million – delivering, in total, 33% growth since 2013.

“New services to Toronto with Air Canada and new Ryanair services to Barcelona-Reus, Bristol and Liverpool helped achieve record passenger numbers in 2018.  This year sees the introduction of Ibiza and East Midlands with Ryanair and the Alicante service increasing to year- round so we have another exciting year ahead.”

The Holiday Show will be open from 11-5pm on the 16th and Sunday 17th February.  Entry and car parking is free and there will be a free children’s entertainment zone also. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to discuss and book their holidays with travel experts and also be in with a chance to win one of many prizes on offer throughout the two day event.

For more information on the Holiday Show and a full list of exhibitors visit

The event will take place Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019, from 11-5pm.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.