Louth has been voted the best place to live in Ireland by Likeplace.ie.
The website finds and rates communities in Ireland and out of nearly ten thousand ratings, Louth has come out on top.
Each county is rated out of 5 and Louth topped the poll with a total score of 4 along with Donegal.
Within the ratings, the quality of life is also measured out of 5.
Louth’s environment was scored high with 4.3 along with our schools which scored 4.2.
We have a high estimation in our sense of community and local services which received 4.1 and we have a strong sense of security as law and order was given a score of 4.
Comments on the website gave glowing reviews of the county with one user stating; “Just moved back after being away for 20 years - a lot of changes, all for the better - the town is not perfect, but as Irish towns go it is still one of the best.”.
Another contributor said “Dundalk should fair well in the post-Boom years - the town itself is well structured with multiple options for shopping, drinking or eating. Most of the boom estates and all that crap are in the suburbs. Crime no worse or better than any other Irish town of this size. For the visitor it is close to Cooley and Carlingford, as well as being close to Blackrock and many small unspoilt beechs - weather permitting.”
Within the county, Carlingford was voted the best place to live with Blackrock a close second. Ardee had the least amount of votes with 3.3 out of 5.