haha, i was at that picnic yesterday (and by at i mean passed by and passed by i mean drove speedily on the way to the beach).
nah places has a good atmosphere around at the moment, very european, lots of foreigners. Can actually for once walk down the city without running into someone you know on every corner.
I reckon ye have it here, it will change ye’re opinions. beer is cheaper also, so are clubs. (most expensive club being 8 euro, i wouldnt hazard a guess at the prices in the big smoke these days)
as for the iq, im sure its as high as most places, few ppl living here are from cork ;) as for the ugly folk again, we got the foreigners to make up for that. Swedish, danish, finnish etc.