Best place to move to when single

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  1. ATC110

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    Where is the best place in Ireland to live when you're single?

    Things to do, quality of life, friendliness, affordability et al.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rob oyle

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    A bit like the money makeover threads, an impossible question to answer in the absence of more information. The obvious answer for a singleton would be Dublin (for the connectivity and range of options, worst on the affordability scale) but it would depend on means, job, are you happy being single, what do you want in life/to have by way of lifestyle etc.
     
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  3. odyssey06

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    As a Dubliner who likes to be beside the seaside I'd go for Dun Laoghaire, Blackrock, Clontarf, Malahide and similar places along the DART line, but not Howth cos it gets mobbed in summer. All those places are close enough to the city centre and also have their own cluster of pubs, restaurants etc

    But places like Rathmines-Rathgar-Portobello would be closer to the centre of the action without being Temple Bar.
     
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  4. ATC110

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    I agree re Dublin but it's not affordable.

    Self-employed, would be open to meeting someone, outdoor / community / volunteering lifestyle
     
  5. Andy836

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    The UK, Canada or Australia (or the US if you can get a visa).
     
  6. ATC110

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    In Ireland
     
  7. Andy836

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    Hey, if you're single, why limit yourself to Ireland?
     
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  8. PaddyBloggit

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    All depends on what you want from from life... a quiet life, an active one, a socially busy one, a late night life one? etc.

    What are you after?
     
  9. Gordon Gekko

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    Ranelagh in my view
     
  10. odyssey06

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    Galway City for arts? Wexford for opera lovers? Sligo for surfers? Kilkenny, Carrick on Shannon or Carlingford for bumping into stag or hen parties!
     
  11. PaddyBloggit

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    Kerry & West Cork for scenery.
     
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    Outdoor pursuits, arts, culture, community/volunteering activities
     
  13. odyssey06

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    Maybe check the list of recent tidy towns winners, that'd suggest strong community spirit.
     
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  14. PaddyBloggit

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    Kenmare ticks all your boxes.
     
  15. Páid

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    It depends on whether you want to stay single, or not.
     
  16. grenzgebiet

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    Have a look at house prices in a few areas other than Dublin - that might well swing things!
    Towns like Midleton or Carrigtuohill in Cork for example would all be within a few minutes train commute to Cork, and houses would cost far less than similar in Dublin.
    Coastlines of East & West Cork on your doorstep, Ferry to France from down the road in Ringaskiddy and Cork Airport will get you anywhere else via Amsterdam, Aer Lingus goes every day.
    Music at - http://csm.cit.ie/
    Art at - http://www.glucksman.org/
    everything else at - http://www.discoveringcork.ie/
     
  17. Purple

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    The OP want's to stay in Ireland, why are you talking about the People's Republic? ;)
     
  18. mtk

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    What age group are you op ?
     
  19. noproblem

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    The Wesht is the besht but keep away from Dublin, totally false place.
     
  20. cremeegg

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    Well obviously not Dublin then.

    Westport, and Clonakilty are two that spring to mind.
     
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