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The World's 30 Friendliest Cities 2015

Hospitality and helpfulness reign at the planet’s friendliest cities. These are the 30 most congenial destinations, as selected by T+L readers. 

1. Galway, Ireland

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“The hospitality and the humor of Ireland’s people makes it a perfect destination,” said one T+L reader.  Another voter claimed Galway was home to the “friendliest people [they had] ever met.” So what does it take to come out as the friendliest city in the world? Galway won readers’ hearts with its festive nature, lively population, and musicality. Fiddlers and banjo-players, flautists and whistlers bang out traditional Irish reels on pedestrian streets and in all the pubs. And no wonder! It’s known countrywide (and beyond) as the “most Irish” city. 

Score: 92.025

The World's 30 Friendliest Cities 2015

1. Galway, Ireland

“The hospitality and the humor of Ireland’s people makes it a perfect destination,” said one T+L reader.  Another voter claimed Galway was home to the “friendliest people [they had] ever met.” So what does it take to come out as the friendliest city in the world? Galway won readers’ hearts with its festive nature, lively population, and musicality. Fiddlers and banjo-players, flautists and whistlers bang out traditional Irish reels on pedestrian streets and in all the pubs. And no wonder! It’s known countrywide (and beyond) as the “most Irish” city. 

Score: 92.025

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