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05th Oct 2023

Two Irish cities named in top 5 friendliest cities in Europe

Simon Kelly

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We all love a little friendly competition.

Two Irish cities have been named in the top 5 friendliest cities in Europe, according to Condé Nast Traveler readers.

In their Reader’s Choice awards, the publication revealed that both Dublin and Cork listed amongst the cities with the loveliest folks.

However, what they might not have realised is that by ranking Dublin in 3rd and Cork in 2nd, they have just added another thing the good people of Cork can hold over the capital.

Not to worry too much, Dubs. It might be of solace that strangely enough, Dublin was listed as the 4th friendliest city in the whole world, while, for some reason, Cork doesn’t show up at all.

Winning out in the friendliest cities in Europe was Siena in Italy. But try living under the Tuscan sun and not being friendly, come on.

Cork and Dublin named amongst friendliest cities in Europe

Upon release of the results from their Reader’s Choice awards, Condé Nast had the following to say about the capital city:

“Perhaps an unsurprising inclusion in our readers’ list of the friendliest European cities, Dublin is at ease with revelry. From curb-side fiddle-playing to lively nightlife that rages on into the early morning, Ireland’s capital seamlessly combines its zest for life with nods to its radical history in the form of landmarks, museums, and the stories told by strangers-turned-friends met along the way.”

It just even more complimentary about Cork, who just about edged out Dublin this year, saying it’s “even more friendlier than the capital.”

“Although Cork might be the Republic of Ireland’s second-largest city, the port town is even more friendly than the capital, according to our readers. This place has a big personality, an exciting culinary scene, plenty of coffee shops, galleries, museums, and an iconic food market.”

Ireland also won out as being voted the friendliest country in the world this year, with the publication recommending The Shelbourne as a place to stay. I’m sure we can all afford a night there anytime.

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