Galway named one of the top 10 best European cities to raise a family
Dublin was ranked as the worst city in Ireland to raise a family.
Galway has been named as Europe's sixth best city to raise a family, while Dublin has ended up in the middle of the table in 66th place.
The rankings were published by e-learning platform Preply on Tuesday (24 May).
Over 130 European cities were analysed across three categories; Education, Health & Safety, and Leisure & Lifestyle.
Contributing factors included teacher to student ratios, educational attractions and recreational spaces, healthcare accessibility, length of maternity leave, air quality and the cost of living.
Funchal on the island of Madeira off the coast of Portugal was named the top city in Europe to raise a family due to its high rankings across all three categories.
On the opposite end of the scale, London was ranked as the worst city in Europe to raise a family, ranking at number 97, and being towards the bottom of all three categories.
Galway ranked as the best city in Ireland to raise a family, due to its large number of "Leisure & Lifestyle" prospects, offering lots of green spaces and sports centres.
The city also ranked in the top 10 for best air quality in Europe.
Cork came in at number 25, with Limerick following at number 29, and Belfast coming it at number 35.
Dublin was ranked as the worst city in Ireland to raise a family, placing at number 66.
Florence in Italy was named as the top place to for a family to receive an education.
Trondheim in Norway was named the safest city, due to its high air quality and low crime rate.
Aberdeen in Scotland was named as the top city to provide good lifestyle choices for a child, due to the number of sports centres and green areas available kids.
If you're curious, here's the top ten European Cities to raise a family in;
- Funchal, Portugal
- Trieste, Italy
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Galway, Ireland
- Arhus, Denmark
- Helsinki, Finland
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Graz, Austria