Best places to visit in Ireland
4 cities in Ireland that might surprise you
Did you know that Ireland is a country with one of the highest living standards in the entire world? The country is well known for its high standard of living. No wonder many people would love to move to this amazing country. In this article, we’ll present to you 5 cities that you mostly didn’t think of while planning your move to Ireland, but that will surprise you. You don’t need a large budget to settle down between the hundreds of castles that are spread all over the country. If you know where to search, you will find houses for rent in Ireland where you can grow old while living the good life. Here we go!
Waterford: Ireland’s best place of 2021
The city of Waterford is famous among tourists but for residents, it’s also a great place to live. The city has a flourishing cultural scene and there’s always something to do. If you want to relax, you can go for a walk in the beautiful nature surrounding the city. In Waterford, you can find it all. In 2021 the Irish Times declared Waterford the Best Place to Live in Ireland. This city has a vibrant history of more than 1100 years and it’s still going strong. This is not only a place where you can find an affordable house but where you will also find many job opportunities. Many international companies can be found in Waterford, such as Glanbia, Lomb, Burnside Engineering, and Cartoon Saloon. These companies also attract new investments which mean new job opportunities will always be on the way.
Clonmel: where history can be felt
The city of Clonmel, which means ‘honey meadow’, is well known because of its impressive history. The city managed to resist the Cromwellian army when it was attacking the cities of Wexford and Drogheda. The city is small and only has 17.000 inhabitants but it’s all but a boring place. There are many interesting places to go to, for example, the remains of Clonmel’s defensive walls or take a look at the Cromwellian sword from 1663 at the Tippery Museum of Hidden History. If you like to go for a stroll, walk along the river that is in the middle of the town. You will feel refreshed and ready to continue your day at work because business is also a reason to head towards Clonmel. The city is known for its bursting industry. Just like in Waterford, many international businesses can be found in Clonmel so you don’t have to worry about finding a suitable job with a good salary.
Loughrea: town of the grey speckled lake
If you’re into sports, then Loughrea is the place to go for you. This picturesque city has only 6000 inhabitants but has a lot to offer. In 2006 the Loughrea GAA club won the Hurling championship and that’s not the only sport that is played at a high level. The city also has a famous rugby club, a volleyball club, and an 18-hole golf course. The lake amid the city is also used by many water sports fanatics. If you’re more culturally minded, Loughrea will not disappoint you. Every year in October the city hosts an International Poetry Festival with competitors from many places. If you have time, also go to the Loughrea Musical and Dramatic Society to join one of their fabulous shows.
Athlone: pearl along the river Shannon
When you want to live in a central place in Ireland, Athlone is the place to be. This city is located just a few miles from the heart of the country. From Athlone, you can reach any part of the country within a couple of hours. Its location is not the only reason why you should settle down here. Many international businesses are located in this city and also a large number of state-run and semi-state organizations can be found here. All this combined with high-end sports facilities and a lively cultural scene makes this city the perfect place for living and working.