Tiny picturesque island off the Irish coast with a devious population of just 469 writes an open letter to convince Americans and Australians to move, cheap homes and new high-speed internet touting
- Arranmore is a small Irish island off the northwest coast of County Donegal
- The island, with a population of only 469, hopes to attract Americans, Australians
- Random homeowners can purchase a bedroom with a bedroom for $ 129,000
- Three-bedroom house would cost them $ 400,000
Americans and Australians who want to get away from the hectic bustle and increasingly expensive living costs now have an alternative – a remote island off the coast of mainland Ireland with fast internet and affordable housing.
Arranmore is off the north west coast of Ireland and has a population of only 469 people, although the island hopes to attract more people with its affordable house prices.
House hunters can reach a one-bedroom house from $ 129,000 or they can pay $ 400,000 for a three-bedroom house.
In addition, the island has recently undergone a digital renaissance after high-speed broadband was installed on 22 square kilometers of land last month.
A remote island in Ireland offers cheap homes and fast broadband to attract more Americans and Australians to the underpopulated mainland (photo, Isle of Arranmore)
Arranmore Island is off the north west coast of Ireland and has a population of 469 people
The map above shows Arranmore just off the coast of County Donegal in North West Ireland
In an open letter to Australians, the people from Arranmore said it hoped the internet would be enough to tempt more foreign businessmen
Last month the residents of the island wrote an open letter to Australians urging them to leave Oz for the green pastures of Arranmore.
& # 39; Alternate brown snakes and large whites for one hectare of open (and safe!) Space. Are you tired of crowded beaches? & # 39; the letter reads.
A bit about Arranmore Island
Arranmore Island is off the north west coast of Ireland and covers almost 22 square kilometers.
According to 2016 data, only 469 people live on the island.
Reliable tap water was only made available throughout the mainland between 1973 and 1975.
Arranmore was the first offshore island in Ireland that was connected to the electricity grid in 1957.
The island relies mainly on tourism to collect its income.
& # 39; At Arranmore you have secluded beaches all by yourself. The small pubs here have no schooners, but they do have Guinness on tap that will blow them out of the water. & # 39;
The open letter accused the declining population of generation emigration and widespread hunger.
& # 39; Over the past 150 years, since the famine hit Ireland for the first time, hundreds of our natives have found their way to Down Under looking for new opportunities & # 39 ;, says the letter.
& # 39; This massive exodus continued year after year. Traditional industries such as fishing and agriculture are simply not enough to keep young people here. Keeping people here was a challenge. & # 39;
The open letter claimed that his digital transformation had aligned the island with other business cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.
& # 39; We wanted Aussies to be the first to know that Arranmore Island is now online and officially open to companies.
& # 39; We are now online if you want to talk about a project. In fact, we are online 24/7. We have many catch-up movements to do. & # 39;
The open letter even has a large number of skilled employees, from graphic designers to photographers.
Although the island hopes to attract more people with its affordable house prices, ranging from $ 129,000 for a one-bedroom place to $ 400,000 for a three-bedroom cottage
& # 39; There is Jessie, a graphic designer. Neil, developer of mobile games. Matt, an app developer. And Elaine, a photographer. Moreover, we have a wealth of skilled professionals who can order the manufacturer (sic). & # 39;
Now the islanders also want to lure Americans.
& # 39; Your commuting, wherever you are, will always be only five minutes & # 39 ;, says the letter.
& # 39; You have the best diving in Ireland and seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder.
& # 39; There are fewer people here than can fit in a few Amtrak carriages, but enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep the party going well into the night. & # 39;
In addition, the island has recently undergone a digital renaissance after high-speed broadband was installed on 22 square kilometers of land last month
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