Carhaix is the right size – just a little bigger than Carrickmacross.
The people are extremely friendly and hospitable and love Ireland and the Irish.
It is 80km from the Ferry Port of Roscoff, which has a regular service from Cork and Rosslare.
It is a major centre of education with several primary schools and five second level schools.
Students come by bus from a wide area.
It is the market centre of an agricultural region.
It has a well-developed industrial base with a mix of food processing and non-food products.
The French spoken in Carhaix is relatively easy for non-native speakers to understand.
It retains and promotes aspects of the Celtic culture: traditional dancing, music and song.
It has a primary and secondary school in which the Breton Language is the medium of instruction.