These counties claimed most on house insurance last year

Homes in Wexford, Louth, Meath and Longford had the highest value claims on their house insurance last year.

These counties claimed most on house insurance last year

Homes in Wexford, Louth, Meath and Longford had the highest value claims on their house insurance last year.

A survey shows that Dublin was in ninth place on the list (average claim €3,467), while residents in Mayo claimed for the least theft last year (€650). Homeowners in Cork claimed an average of €3,208.

AA Home Insurance, which conducted the research, is advising people to lock up their valuables before setting off on holiday.

The average house insurance claim last year was €3,500.

The highest average theft claim, which combines the cost of damage to the home and items stolen, was made by homeowners in Co Wexford at €6,624. Co. Louth came in at second place with burglars causing damage and making off with valuables in claims worth an average of €6,286, while counties Meath (€5,348) and Longford (€4,663) followed behind.

County-by-county breakdown:

WEXFORD - € 6,624

LOUTH - 6,286

MEATH - 5,348

LONGFORD - 4,663

LEITRIM - €4,639

LAOIS - €4,042

OFFALY - € 3,953

WICKLOW - € 3,513

DUBLIN - € 3,467

ROSCOMMON - 3,400

GALWAY - 3,233

CORK - 3,208

KILDARE - 2,921

CARLOW - 2,893

TIPPERARY - 2,780

CLARE - €2,442

KERRY - 2,433

WATERFORD - 1,816

SLIGO - 1,808

KILKENNY - 1,681

ULSTER COUNTIES - €1440

WESTMEATH - 1,425

LIMERICK - 1,294

MAYO - 650

Grand Total - 3,495

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