It might be a small town, but there’s a huge amount to do here including sailing courses, nature rambles and diving among dramatic shipwrecks at Carnsore Point.
When night falls, grab a stool and order some award-winning local fare in The Wooden House, a 300-year-old pub capped with a traditional thatched roof.
The speed test data collected by Switcher.ie, the independent price comparison website and switching service, is based on almost 27,000 consumer speed tests run by broadband users between 1 August 2015 and 31 July 2016.
In terms of county-by-county results, unsurprisingly Dublin has the highest average speed, followed by Waterford, Kildare, Meath and Westmeath.
The highest speed out of all the tests was 989.15Mbps, which was recorded in Ballon in Carlow.
This clearly demonstrates the progress that has been made so far in terms of quality broadband access, and the potential impact once the National Broadband Plan is rolled-out.
By comparison with its country cousins, the fastest area is Drimnagh in Dublin, with an average of 72.15Mbps.Commenting on the findings, Eoin Clarke, Managing Director of Switcher.ie, said the results from the speed test data highlight the digital divide in Ireland.Earlier this month, SIRO, the ESB-Vodafone joint venture, announced that Carnsore Broadband had become its fourth retailer partner, the latest example of SIRO enabling regional providers to compete with national broadband retailers by powering them with its 1 Gigabit broadband network.Aside from the type of connection you have and where you live, there are a number of other factors that can affect the speeds you can achieve, for example distance from the exchange, where the router is placed within your home and even the time of day you use the internet.Whether or not you're connected directly to the router or using Wi Fi will also have an impact, as will the device you're using.