Research suggests Dubliners are the funniest people in Ireland

Ed Bryne

A recent poll has revealed that members of the public believe that Dubliners are the funniest people in Ireland.

The research was carried out by hotel group Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels Ireland and UK.

They asked a sample of 1,000 people from all over the country several questions about various factors of Irish life.

Ed Bryne

The results showed that 23% of respondents believed that people from the capital are the funniest people in the country.

Slightly more (24%) went so far as to say that Dubliners are the ‘greatest people in Ireland’.

Galway and Cork were the two happiest cities in Ireland, receiving 18% and 17% of the vote respectively.

The thing that makes Irish people most happy is booking a holiday, which gained 61% of the vote.

Other activities sure to make an Irish person happy include spending time with friends (55%), getting a takeaway (43%) and watching a feel-good movie (42%).

Other interesting results to emerge from the survey include that the Irish consider the Cliffs of Moher to be the most iconic landmark in the country with a huge 67% of the vote.

The Giant’s Causeway, Newgrange and the Ring of Kerry were also listed high up in the iconic location category.

The ‘oddest’ landmark in Ireland is the Spire of Dublin on O’Connell Street.

Suzanne Cannon, head of marketing at Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotel UK & Ireland, said: “This research celebrates Ireland’s unique sights and people.

“Ireland is a one-of-a-kind destination, with the people at the heart of what makes it special and unlike anywhere else in the world.

“At Jurys Inn we embrace all of the country’s wonderful qualities and quirks and encourage all of our guests to stay happy no matter where their chosen destination is.”