LikePlace Zeitgeist 2009: Co.Donegal voted best county to live in. Co.Cork is the worst.

In 2009 collected over 1630 ratings about life in Ireland. We have now gathered the BEST & WORST of what we discovered into a Zeitgeist.
The Zeitgeist highlights winners, losers & key trends from '09. It shows what you really think of Ireland as a place to live.
  • The best place to live during 2009 was Galway City with a score of 4.4-out-of-5.
  • Bray (Co.Wicklow) was the worst, with a score of just 2.6-out-of-5.
  • The best county was Co.Donegal.
  • The worst was Co.Cork.
LikePlace Zeitgeist
The Zeitgeist reveals that in 2009 the Irish people were a pretty satisfied bunch.
We were MOST HAPPY with the quality of our 'Environment', but LEAST HAPPY with the 'Cost of Living' and the ‘Economy’ . So, no surprises there!
LikePlace also collected many unusual and just plain weird comments about life in Ireland.
  • According to Willie, Ballyclare in Co.Antrim "Smells like a pigsty. Tastes like peach ice cream." !?
  • Jobstown in Co.Dublin was described as "A social experiment gone wrong." by Billo.
  • Reviewer Frank from Tallaght in Dublin 24 said “I’d prefer to live in Basra”.