The Irish accent - in its many forms! - is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable across the globe.

However, it's the Dublin accent that is the most-loved dialect in Ireland, according to a new survey of 500 Irish people from industry data platform Alt Index.

The distinct sound of those from the Irish capital reigned supreme, with nearly 1 in 3 crowning it as their favorite (35%).

While it may be slightly difficult to understand for those who are unfamiliar with it, the Donegal accent took the second spot in the survey, as over one quarter (28%) of participants picked it as their preferred choice.

Cillian Murphy and Graham Norton both sport a native Corkonian accent, which placed third on the list (21%), while the Mayo accent followed behind in fourth (7%).

The Westmeath accent (6%) and the Limerick accent (3%) landed at the bottom of the list. 

The most-loved accents in Ireland

  1. Dublin accent 35%
  2. Donegal accent 28%
  3. Cork accent 21%
  4. Mayo accent 7%
  5. Westmeath accent (midland Ireland) 6%
  6. Limerick accent 3%

The Irish accent has been the focus of plenty of fun surveys over the years.

Last year, a study from Highland Titles revealed that Americans find the Irish accent to be the fourth-most attractive accent in the world behind Australian, Scottish, and London accents. 

The Irish accent also landed in third in the 'most charming accents' list, right behind Scottish and Australian accents.

The study additionally ranked the male Irish accent as the second-most attractive accent in the world behind the male Australian accent. 

Prior to that, a 2021 language study by the Knowledge Academy ranked the Irish accent among the least annoying accents in the world, stating that people were able to listen to an Irish person for three times longer than an American person. 

An earlier study by online pollsters ranked the Irish accent as the sexiest in the world. 

The survey, which polled more than 5,000 women from around the world, ranked the Irish accent as the world's sexiest accent ahead of the Scottish and Italian accents. 

A spokesperson for OnePoll pointed to high-profile actors such as Dubliner Colin Farrell, who have helped bring the Irish accent to the fore.