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Arranmore, Ireland Looking For New Residents

And Irish island with only 469 residents wants you to move there. The population of Arranmore Island in Ireland has been declining since the 19th century. To attract new residents, that recently wrote open letters to U.S. and Australian citizens asking that they consider moving there. “Your committee, no matter where you are, will only ever be five minutes,” the letter stated. “You’ll have the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep and seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder. There are fewer people here than would fit in a couple of Amtrak carriages, but enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep the party going well into the night.” Arranmore also says it has high-speed internet, thanks to UK-based telecom company Three Business. The island is three miles off the west coast of County Donegal. It is small, only five miles by three miles and boasts stunning cliffs and beaches. Arranmore says its population is declining because young people no longer want to work in industries like fishing or farming. But the island says it’s perfect for people who work remotely.

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