Some of the housing in Irish towns is fairly old and basic. The census in 2006 asked people to indicate if their home had central heating – the results show that the town with the largest percentage of houses without central heating is Bantry in County Cork .
In Bantry 27.7% of homes do not have central heating installed – almost 3 times the average for Ireland.
Maybe the warmer weather in the South West means that people don’t need it. Skibereen has 26.7% of houses without central heating followed by Kilrush in Clare on 25.2%. Next is Clonakilty – also in Cork then Dingle and Dunmanway with 21.7%
The average for the whole of Ireland is just 9.31% of homes having no central heating.
The town with the largest proportion of it’s housing with central heating is Stamullen – where only 0.69% are lacking it.
The Top ten towns for having central heating are
1. Stamullen
2 Portmarnock
3 Annacotty
4 Ratoath
5 Newcastle
6 Malahide
7 Rathcoole
8 Leixlip
9 Kill
10 Lusk

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