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Where do the most romantic Irish people live?

PicodiFebruary 5, 2020 analysis team decided to check the statistics of “romantic” queries on the internet in 22 largest cities and created the ranking of the most romantic places in Ireland.

In search of romantic

Our queries list consisted of terms like “Valentine’s Day”, “love confession”, “flowers”, “love”, and others which would associate with Valentine’s Day. During the period before Valentine’s Day, the frequency of searching these queries increases in whole Ireland. However, in some places, the interest in making a pleasant surprise to the significant other increases more, and in some — notably less.

Where do the most romantic people in Ireland live?

After looking closely at Google’s figures, it turns out that the most romantic Irish people live in Athlone, Waterford, and Tralee. In these cities, the increase in popularity of queries connected to Valentine’s Day was the highest. Residents of Athlone, living in the heart of the country, seem to have a soft spot in their hearts for romance.

Among all cities, the lowest interest in Valentine’s Day and all connected to it was noted among residents of Swords (22nd place). Ennis and Bray turned out to be quite unromantic as well (21st and 20th place respectively)

Here’s the full ranking of cities:

The most romantic cities in Ireland

  1. Athlone
  2. Waterford
  3. Tralee
  4. Newbridge
  5. Naas
  6. Portlaoise
  7. Drogheda
  8. Wexford
  9. Navan
  10. Balbriggan
  11. Limerick
  12. Cork
  13. Mullingar
  14. Carlow
  15. Galway
  16. Dundalk
  17. Dublin
  18. Kilkenny
  19. Celbridge
  20. Bray
  21. Ennis
  22. Swords


The research was based on a comparison of the increase in popularity of various keywords during the period of January-February 2019 according to Google archived data (through Keyword Planner tool). The 22 cities considered in the report were chosen by the size of the population (more than 20,000 residents).



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About Picodi

Picodi is an international e-commerce platform which provides discount coupons for online stores. Founded in 2010 in Kraków, it currently operates in 44 countries. In Ireland since 2018.

Picodi Analysis Department

The unit was established in 2017, and it analyses the market, consumer activities, prices of products and services, as well as wages.

  • Head of Department: Nikolay Kashcheev
  • Researchers: Katarzyna Kobyłka, Paweł Stolarczyk, Irina Egurtsova
  • Graphic Design: Daria Ponomareva