So Dublin Has Just Been Voted The Second Friendliest City In The World

We're not even mad we missed first place, that's how sound we are


Dublin has received yet another accolade, as it's just been voted the world's second friendliest city by readers of the US travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

The news comes just a week after our city won Favourite Worldwide City at the Trazee Awards in Orlando, so we're kind of a big deal right now.

The results came from the magazine's Readers’ Choice Survey of the world’s friendliest cities, where Dublin made fifth place in 2014.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, was delighted with the news:

Again and again, our research shows us that the friendliness of our people is one of our unique selling points. It is the warm welcome and the ‘craic’ here that resonates with our overseas visitors and makes Dublin and Ireland such a great choice for a short break or holiday. This accolade by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine gives Tourism Ireland a wonderful platform to continue to promote Dublin and the island of Ireland throughout the world as a ‘must-see’ destination.


You can almost hear the friendliness

Condé Nast readers gave their reasons for voting for Dublin, which included “the people make the place", "I've never been somewhere with friendlier drinkers", and "there's always a smiling face to talk to."

Someone also claimed the city has become "the 'new' Barcelona, without the sunstroke."


We could live with that comparison

You can check out the rest of the top ten friendliest cities of 2015 below:

1. Sydney, Australia

2. Dublin

3. Queenstown, New Zealand

4. Kraków, Poland

5. Bruges, Belgium

6. Edinburgh, Scotland

7. Kyoto, Japan

8. Budapest, Hungary

9. Auckland, New Zealand

10. Reykjavik, Iceland

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Seán Kenehan

Seán is known for eating, drinking and writing, making him uniquely qualified to work for Lovin Dublin. Seán enjoys skipping stones wistfully, puns that'd make a dad blush, and referring to himself in the third person.