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Dublin Named World’s Fifth Friendliest City

Posted on 15 August 2014

The ballots are in and Dublin has been named the fifth friendliest city in the world. According to a survey of readers undertaken by prestigious travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, Dublin is tied for fifth place with Sydney, Australia. Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia tied for first place.

The magazine describes Dublin as “vibrant”, “a bibliophile’s dream”, and “green, lush and very walkable”. Readers of the US magazine who participated in the survey also commented that Dublin was the kind of place where you get chatting to the locals wherever you go.

Ireland was also named the tenth happiest country in the world in a World Happiness Report conducted by the UN earlier this year.

Ireland has long been known as the Land of a Thousand Welcomes. An Irish language phrase, céad míle fáilte, greets arriving visitors all across the country. With the youngest population of any European capital city (more than 40% of residents are under 30), Dublin is an especially welcoming city for students.