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When we asked people about diversity in Ireland and whether locals are accepting of differences, they said...

"Ireland is a diverse nation made up of people from many backgrounds and cultures. While Irish society is predominantly white, recently there has been an influx of immigrants from places such as Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia, who have been embraced with open arms by local communities. People in Ireland are highly accepting of diversity and strive to create an inclusive and safe space for everyone, no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or immigration status," explained one expat living in Ireland.

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"Tubbercurry is a melting pot of diversity. There are a few residents from the USA, and some of the others we met are from Poland, UK, Africa, other European and Asian countries, and we are very proud that Tubbercurry accepts and welcomes all people, no matter their background, cultural and personal differences. We have restaurants and fast food places that cater to Irish, Mediterranean, Asian, Indian, Italian foods among others. Its not uncommon to find a mixed group of folks laughing over a cuppa in a local gathering place, restaurant, pub, petrol station or just standing on the street for The Craic (chat). A friend told us a ten minute walk to the local grocers can become a two hour adventure for you are sure to meet someone you know along the way. Economically, in our opinion, being on the western side of Ireland is far more economical than for example, Dublin, in the east. Cost of most everything in Tubbercurry, compared to the USA, is roughly 2/3s what it had cost us to live similarly in our prior home in Florida. We chose not to own a car (insurance costs are high but Ireland is addressing that) because bus transportation is lovely and for the over 66 - (and spouse) free (as is train travel)," said another expat in Tubbercurry, Ireland.

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