Ireland is a top worldwide destination – In 2019 over 11 million people visited us. And why not – we are home to stunning landscapes and natural wonders (Check out the cliffs of Moher, the Giants Causeway and the Burren) as well as being a land steeped in history (Look at Newgrange, Bunratty and St. Johns Castle – and of course Blarney Castle.)


We also have a thriving and dynamic cultural scene – Temple Bar or Galway anyone?

Is it any wonder that visitors come from all over the Globe to visit our tiny island?

Yet, unbelievably many of us living in Ireland don’t take the time to properly get to know our own island.

However, it’s no surprise that given current international travel restrictions, Irish Staycations are experiencing a much needed lift.

While we all know the benefits of taking out travel insurance when going abroad, we don’t always think about the problems that we may face when taking that trip up the Wild Atlantic Way, touring the Ring of Kerry or visiting the Whisky Distilleries of Northern Ireland.


That’s why two of the most trusted Irish Insurance providers, Accident & General and Getcover have joined forces to introduce Staycation Cover.

Cancelling a hotel in Ireland last minute due to illness can be an expensive business and what about those pre-booked trains or buses? Or what if you arrive at your country cottage in Donegal to find that it has been left uninhabitable due to flood or fire and need to pay for alternative accommodation for the night?

And what if, while kissing the Blarney stone, your camera falls and is broken or you lose your favourite necklace? Some household policies MAY cover this, but some won’t and it may affect your no-claims discount if you were to claim.


Staycationcover also covers your smart phone, laptop or tablet if it is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

With over 100 campsites in Ireland, why not get a bit closer to nature? Staycationcover will cover the value or repair of your camping (and sports equipment) which may be damaged or stolen.

Bringing your bikes? If your bicycle is stolen you can claim to replace it.


Everyone hopes to have a great trip, safe from injury. But what if the worse was to happen and you sustain a bodily injury that is the cause of permanent total disablement?

Your Staycationcover policy includes cover if the worst happens.

Breakdown cover is also included in the Staycationcover Gold level of cover to give you that extra confidence when driving around this wonderful island.

All of the above (and more) is covered in staycationcover.ie

Accident & General has been selling travel insurance in Ireland since 1969 and is one of the most trusted insurance providers in the Irish Travel Trade. For over 21 years, Getcover has been at the leading edge of on-line travel insurance in Ireland and is the original of its kind in the Republic Of Ireland.

Accident & General is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for Insurance Mediation purposes. Regulated Number 8954. Our company Registration number is 146193 and our registered offices are at 6 Leopardstown Office Park, Burton Hall Ave, Sandyford, D18, D18 P6F5

Getcover & Co. Ltd T/A Getcover.ie is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Registration number 309229.


MAPFRE ASISTENCIA Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A. trading as MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland is authorised by Dirección General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones del Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda, in Spain, and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules.

The principal place of business of MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland is at Ireland Assist House, 22-26 Prospect Hill, Galway. MAPFRE ASSISTANCE Agency Ireland conducts business in Ireland in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Insurance Undertakings published by the Central Bank of Ireland. Registered in Republic of Ireland. Reg No 903874.


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Holiday Cancellation

Cancellation fees and lost deposits on prebooked travel if your trip is cancelled due to an insured event (e.g. unforeseen injury or jury duty).

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Covid Benefit

Covers you if you are hospitalised as a result of COVID during your trip.

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Personal Property
(Including Gadgets)

Cost of repairing or replacing your belongings if they get lost, stolen or damaged during your trip.

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Motor Breakdown Cover

Insurance cover for Roadside repairs and towing if you breakdown.

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Bicycle Cover

Replacement bike if yours is stolen.

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Tent Cover

Repair or replacement of your tent if it is stolen or destroyed.