Survey reveals Ireland’s ‘best’ accent

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What is the best accent in Ireland? A recent survey asked over 200,000 people to name their favourite (and least favourite!) photo copyright Population_density_of_Ireland_map2002.svg cc3

A survey rated the various accents in Ireland and put them in order of the most popular.

The survey, which was taken by theslicedpan.com in 2015, will make pleasant reading for Ireland’s northern most county.

However, readers from the Leinster counties might want to stop reading at this point… you’re not going to like it!

What is the best accent in  Ireland? A recent survey asked over 200,000 people to name their favourite (and least favourite!) photo copyright Population_density_of_Ireland_map2002.svg cc3

The Sliced Pan included two Dublin accents in their poll which left a total of 33 to choose from around the country.

Users then used the thumbs up or thumbs down system, meaning they not only voted for their favourite accents but also what was their least favourite.

A massive 215,000 votes were cast in the survey, and a clear winner emerged. Donegal not only won by a landslide, but was also the only accent to receive more thumbs up than thumbs down!

Mark Farrelly of TheSlicedPan.com said: “We had thought the Donegal accent would prove popular but the manner in which it won was staggering.

“The result was never in doubt and we’re heading to Letterkenny as we speak for some much-needed elocution lessons.”

The top five accents, according to the survey were:

1 – Donegal
2 – Galway
3 – Cork
4 – Derry
5 – Roscommon

Leinster residents look away now. The bottom five were:

29 – Laois
30 – Longford
31 – North Dublin
32 – Offaly
33 – D4

There are many things that make Donegal a special place, including plenty of beauty spots.

Famous sons and daughters include music stars such as Enya, Daniel O’Donnell and Rory Gallagher, sportsmen such as Michael Murphy, Shay Given and Seamus Coleman and writer Frank McGuinness.

It is also the county that makes the ‘southern’ Republic actually further north than Northern Ireland.

Now having the best accent in Ireland can be added to that list.


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