A recent online poll has voted Donegal as the best accent in Ireland, but it’s not as good news for Offaly, Louth and south Dublin.
The survey by TheSlicedPan.com asked site users (here) to rate their most and least favourite accents. They gave the voters 33 options to account for Ireland’s 32 counties, plus the infamous affluent south Dublin D4 dialect (which finished in last place) and north Dublin accent.
In the poll, which lasted for seven days, saw Donegal get 4,000 positive responses. They only got 2,800 negative votes, making it the only county to get more ‘up’ than ‘down’ votes.
“Galways were steadily in second the whole way through, while Cork claimed third place after an enormous surge in support during the last day of voting,” says the site.
“At the other end of the table it would seem that almost all of Leinster need to take a long, hard look at themselves, with the bottom eight being made up of accents exclusively from the province.”
The top five accents were; Donegal, Galway, Cork, Derry and Roscommon, while the least favoured accents were (in order from bottom) D4, Offally, Louth, Longford and Laois.
For those unfamiliar with the favoured Ulster dialect, have a look at this YouTube video:
The full result is:
28.) North Dublin