This gorge Irish city has been named the THIRD friendliest in the world 3 years ago

This gorge Irish city has been named the THIRD friendliest in the world

Hon the lads.

Cork has been voted the third friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in their August 2018 poll.


The City by the Lee fended off competition from rival Irish cities Dublin and Galway to land the third spot.

The magazine cited the city’s ‘picturesque, riverfront location’ and ‘cozy pubs' as some of the elements contributing to its charm.

Visitors to Cork are advised to call to the English Market for fresh food.

Also, people-watching from the balcony of the Farmgate Cafe is apparently gorge.

The historic Shandon Quarter also gains their praise for the Cork Butter Museum and the iconic Shandon Bells.

They recommend visiting Cork establishments such as Market Lane, Idaho Cafe, Paradiso, Les Gourmandises and Mutton Lane.


The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mick Finn added:

“It’s fantastic to see that global media is picking up on the friendliness of Corkonians and their innate curiosity about visitors, which makes Cork City a place of welcome.”

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Head of Tourism in Cork City Council, Jo Gazely said:

“We’re delighted to see Cork City being voted in the top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World – Cork City is an exciting destination that is busy, vibrant and cosmopolitan.”


Cork ranks amongst cities such as Puebla in Mexico, Chiang Mai in Thailand and Victoria in British Columbia, Canada for its friendly, welcoming spirit.

It was beaten by Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, which retained the top spot.