Irish Island Of Arranmore Want To Welcome New Residents From America And Australia – The island’s residents of Arranmore are decided to keep their traditions, community, and infrastructure alive.
Irish Island of Arranmore:
Islanders started to write letters to the people in the United States and Australia, asking them to move there.
“We’re the most connected island in the world,” According to Adrian Begley, of Arranmore Island Community Council, “So we wanted to send a letter to the rest of the world to say we’re here, we’re open for business.”
The Open Letters From The People of The Irish Island of Arranmore Explaining:
“Traditional industries such as fishing and farming just aren’t enough of a draw to keep young people here anymore. It’s been a challenge for people to work here. Until now.”
“We’ve a whole host of multi-talented people here, ready to collaborate,” the letters read, citing a graphic designer, a mobile games developer, a photographer and an app developer. “Or if you’re looking for a change of pace. Why not come here. Your commute, no matter where you are, will only ever be five minutes.”
Australians, are invited to trade “brown snakes and Great Whites for acres of open (and safe!) space,” adding, “Fed up of overpacked beaches? On Arranmore you’ll have secluded beaches all to yourself.”
Arranmore’s pubs don’t have “schooners” (Australian beer glasses), but they do offer “Guinness on tap that will blow them out of the water,” the letter continues.
To tempt Americans, the letter says, “the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep and seafood to rival the tastiest New England clam chowder.”
“There are less 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,” the letter says.
Moving to Arranmore, Begley said, would allow Australian or American expats “to enjoy life as well as have a good job.”
“You get the best of both worlds,” he said. “You’re making time for living.”