Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Keep out ye dirty langers!

I was interested to read courtesy of the Irish Independent that one third of the Irish-born population have decided not to live and work in the county of their birth, but have instead chosen to live in a different county.

Those from the Rebel County are the exception however as the Independent details...

"Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that Cork people are more likely to be born, to live and to die in Cork than any other Irish county.

"Four of every five people walking around Cork were born there, while at the opposite end of the scale half the population of counties Kildare, Meath and Wicklow were born elsewhere."

With regards to my own county of Dublin...

"...almost three in ten people was born somewhere else, with one tenth of the city's population born abroad.

"From a population of 1.1m, over 180,000 people were born in another county while 120,000 were born outside Ireland."

Fascinating figures. Sort of surprising too. You'd think someone born in Cork would be eager to get out of the place as soon as possible.

What about yourselves? Are you currently residing in the county of your birth?


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