Sunday 25 September 2016

Dublin and Galway voted in top 10 of friendliest places

Condé Nast Readers' Choice

Published 17/08/2016 | 02:30

Dublin was named third among the world’s 10 friendliest cities by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Photo: Getty Images/National Geographic
Dublin was named third among the world’s 10 friendliest cities by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Photo: Getty Images/National Geographic

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Dublin and Galway have been named among the world's 10 friendliest cities by readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

Galway was named the world’s friendliest city by readers of another US publication, Travel + Leisure, last year. Photo: Getty Images/National Geographic
Galway was named the world’s friendliest city by readers of another US publication, Travel + Leisure, last year. Photo: Getty Images/National Geographic

The capital placed third on the list, behind Charleston in South Carolina and Sydney, Australia - and just ahead of Queenstown, New Zealand.

"We had the best recommendations on where to go and what to see from the locals," said one visitor to Dublin. "Better than any guide book."

Meanwhile, Galway's live music, pubs and food "enchanted" its readers, the travel bible added, with one tourist saying: "These are the friendliest people I have ever met."

Galway was named the world's friendliest city by readers of another US publication, Travel + Leisure, last year - with Dublin ranking third and Cork fourth.

The latest list was compiled based on Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Survey, taken by 128,000 readers in 2015, according to the magazine.

The list of the world's unfriendliest cities was topped by Newark, New Jersey, followed by Tijuana, Mexico, and Oakland in California.

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