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View Poll Results: Greatest City in Ireland?
Dublin 26 41.27%
Belfast 23 36.51%
Cork 5 7.94%
Derry 0 0%
Galway 7 11.11%
Lisburn 0 0%
Limerick 1 1.59%
Waterford 0 0%
Newry 0 0%
Armagh 1 1.59%
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #1
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #2
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #3
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Greatest City outside Dublin in Ireland?

Fixed that for you
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:13 AM   #4
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:17 AM   #5
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Ooh you said "Derry" - your in trouble now.....beware the wrath of Belfastuniguy's "factual" rants
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #6
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I say Derry.....idiot

Simply because it's quicker. I couldn't give a fuck about the political HYERBOLE. Though OFFICIALLY it is Londonderry.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:38 AM   #7
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I say Derry.....idiot

Take a chill pill and relax. You should know when people are joking. The wink is the giveaway.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #8
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Rather difficult to tell with you now and then, given the historical inclination to bullshit
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Old October 24th, 2009, 03:47 AM   #10
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I'd say Dublin. It's the largest and it's the capital. And it used to be the Empires second city after London. But I think that Belfast is really great as well and one of the best cities in the UK.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 01:50 PM   #11
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1 & my vote = Dublin - Attractive, bustling, lively, friendly, multicultural - Everything a city should be (Apart from highrises :P)
2. Cork - Very attractive city. Nice atmosphere.
3. Belfast - Good new developments, attractive centre. Can seem unatmospheric/flat though.

Based on pics: (Probably would be higher if I visited)

4. Galway
5. Limerick

Cities that definitely shouldn't be cities:

Armagh (wtf!) Newry/Lisburn (Should still be towns, and Lisburn should be a suburb of Belfast, not it's own city)
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Old October 24th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #12
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(ok sorry, bit of a rant coming) I don't think Ireland really does great cities, in terms of attractiveness/transport, unfortunately. Great postcard villages, castles, cultural history and the like, but not really great cities.

In saying that though, many cities on the island do have lots of unleashed potential. I just don't think people will ever muster up the pride to do anything about it. People seem to think other major European cities just look the way they do without any effort and that cities here are doomed to be ugly.
I know my friends and family would describe Dublin as an ugly city, but have never actually bothered their ass to step inside Dublin Castle's courtyard or Trinity's Parliament Square.
Until people take a bit of pride in our cities I don't think this is a problem that will be going away any time soon.
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However, I do think Dublin's amazing. Love the seaside towns, the bay, the moutains and the people/nightlife.

Kilkenny's a nice little city too...
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Old October 24th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #14
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Dublin and Belfast are the only two cities on the island tbh, Cork is pushing it.

Id agree nordisk that people dont have enough pride in their city. I would not call Dublin as a whole ugly, though there are some ugly places no doubt - I think there needs to be more of an effort to make the city cleaner, including cleaning buildings, removing nasty signage and taking care of those goddam street boxes.

So much potential there too, I agree, with hopefully a new rail network soon enough it will really open up the city.

Really want to visit Belfast, havnt gotten around to it yet though.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #16
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Dublin and Belfast are the only two cities on the island tbh, Cork is pushing it.

Agreed

Though Cork does have the republic's tallest building.....poor form Dublin....tut tut!!
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Old October 26th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #17
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Seriously what defines the "greatest city". It could be for tourism, arts, culture, infrastructure, landmarks etc...

For overall greatness I pick Galway. Anyone that picks Dublin or Cork ahead of it needs their head examined.

Given the majority of voters are from those areas then it makes the whole poll pointless.
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Old October 26th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #18
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I also like Galway, it just has a nice vibrancy to it. I last visited Cork when I was 10, but then I can remember it being nice. Dublin is a nice city, there is a great atmosphere about Dublin. Derry is also quite a nice city, I always feel that it is like a museum piece. As For my home city of Belfast, I nearly think it is hard to compare it with other Irish cities, it is more like Glasgow, Liverpool or Manchester (any city north of the Midlands really). In that sense Belfast is quite an attractive city but the scars of the troubles have ruined some beautiful Buildings - Rebuild the facades!!!!
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Old October 30th, 2009, 03:15 AM   #19
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The atmosphere in Dublin is electric.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 06:21 PM   #20
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I said Galway,

In all fairness, theres only really 3 cities in this island.

Dublin, Belfast and Cork (pushin it)
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