Westport wins ‘The Best Place to Live in Ireland’ contest.
So the best place to live in Ireland is a pretty, landlord, town . . . . what does this tell us?
According to a feature report on Monday, and presumably in an attempt to scotch the notion that this selection had anything to do with a superior density of hanging baskets over rival contenders, [Cork; 1 basket per 20,000 head of population, . . . Ardara; we have a wee one, . . . and Rathmines; zero] the Irish Times reported that: ‘The town was chosen for its community of people working together to make the best of its many advantages’
Maybe so, but if Westport has this wonderful sense of community, how come its population of 5,500 is splintered into 97 different voluntary associations?
In a side column, John O’Callaghan, after listing the sickeningly long list of Westport’s many advantages, makes the acute observation that, ‘You see, Westport was planned right from the start’.
to quote Stephen:
planning . . . . . now there’s a notion