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24/07/2021

REVEALED: Ranked from 1 to 26, here are Ireland's most livable counties

REVEALED: Ranked from 1 to 26, here are Ireland's most livable counties

The first-ever Ireland Liveability Index, which ranks the best places to live in Ireland, has been published.

The Irish survey ranks each of the 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland for the parameters that will influence your decision on the location of your ideal home under four criteria; house price, sunshine, proximity to a city and natural amenity.

Their top scoring county in Ireland was Waterford, with Offaly bottom of the list. 

Full list at bottom of story

It was compiled by a father and son team on their own website www.Bluejayliveability.com  to help inform people who are thinking of moving house. 

"The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the move to remote working, enabling people to avoid lengthy commutes to work.  This has spurred an interest in relocating away from large cities.  However, for those looking to move to a location outside of a global city there is a lack of useful comparative information to help make the decision to move. 

"This Index addresses this issue by assessing the liveability of the whole of the Republic of Ireland on a county by county basis.  The counties are scored on parameters that influence people’s decision to relocate to a particular place.  These include property prices, climate, natural amenities and proximity to a city.

"In order to assess counties for their natural amenities we developed a unique method of ranking the natural amenity of a particular area using the percentage of each area covered by water and mountains and attributed as urban.

"The counties were then given an overall ranking based on an average of the scores for each of the four parameters"

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