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Kerry revealed as best county for remote working

remote working - When it comes to getting the right work-life balance, all of us living here in Kerry know we’re onto a

Why remote working is a pleasure in Kerry

When it comes to getting the right work-life balance, all of us living here in Kerry know we’re onto a

Outdoor life in Kerry

We’re spoilt for choice! With mountains, hills, beaches, national parks and now a marine national
park, the first of its kind in Ireland, we have it all – not to mention the new greenways that have
sprung up around Kerry, giving walking, running and cycling enthusiasts a safe and interesting space
to enjoy their chosen activity. Kerry is also one of the best places in Ireland for water-based sports
from swimming, surfing, kite surfing to kayaking. Here are the beaches, waves and wind to make
them all exhilarating.

Indoor life in Kerry

There’s a great choice of indoor facilities too: the INEC in Killarney, Siamsa Tire in Tralee, St Johns
in Listowel, The Blasket Centre in Dún Chaoin, Dingle are just some of the live art venues
that are to be found in Kerry, proudly referred to by its inhabitants as the Kingdom.

Family life in Kerry

Along with the natural facilities on our doorstep and a rich, vibrant sports scene across the county,
the high quality of family life is possibly the best aspect of living in Kerry. All major towns – Tralee,
Dingle, Listowel, Tarbert, Abbeyfeale, Killarney, Rathmore, Castleisland, Killorglin, Caherciveen and
Kenmare offer some of the best employment opportunities in the country. There is a huge choice of
educational facilities at every level on offer (primary, secondary and third level up to PhD); medical
with Kerry’s hospital now having University status; professional, with some of the best legal,
financial and property professionals in the country based in Kerry; retail – all national and
international retailers have outlets in the county as well as a strong, vibrant presence of indigenous
retailers and the best family-run restaurants, currently including 6 Michelin-star restaurants.

Kerry connectivity

Kerry International Airport offers both national and international flights, Irish Rail runs daily services
to Cork and Dublin – leave Kerry at 4:30am, arrive in Dublin by 8:20am – Bus Eireann‘s national and
local routes and the Local Link (a new addition to the transport system) connects smaller towns to
larger ones with daily services. Another option, the Green Bus from Tralee to Dublin, is a favourite of
students and backpackers.
So it is no wonder that when Virgin Media commissioned research, Kerry was revealed as the best
county in Ireland for working from home.
The study looked at criteria such as rent prices, broadband speeds, crime rates, air quality, sunlight
hours, restaurant availability and number of primary schools.
Using this ranking, the top five counties in Ireland were found to be Kerry, Clare, Laois, Roscommon
and Donegal.

According to the study, Kerry rents at around €1,035 per month are significantly lower than Dublin’s
average of €2,102 per month. The county was also found to have good broadband speeds, low crime
rates and high air quality.
“With a choice of 635 restaurants, pubs, and cafes, Kerry provides ample entertainment and dining
choices, alongside a selection of primary schools,” the study found.
The report found the lowest ranking counties to be Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo and Limerick, noting
that “despite their urban charm, these areas face difficulties in offering optimal conditions for
remote professionals”, such as high living expenses and elevated crime rates.
“Sligo and Limerick, renowned for their cultural heritage and natural allure, are confronted with
challenges such as air quality issues,” the study found, concluding that “they grapple with a lower
availability of restaurants and entertainment, impeding their potential as thriving remote work
If you’re thinking about moving to Kerry for your remote work opportunity, follow Mannix Property
Services across our various social media platforms.
We have just sale agreed a property to a couple relocating from Cork for all of the above reasons
who enjoy the benefits of remote working. Welcome to Kerry! We hope you’re very happy in your
new home.
Do you own property in Kerry, such as an old family residence, a farm or agricultural land, that you
are considering selling? Then we’d be delighted to hear from you at Mannix Property Services. It
would be our privilege to sell your property for you.

Have a look where other counties fall on the rank “The Most Suitable Counties to Work from Home in Ireland” in a report written by Virgin Media –

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