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> Moving to Ireland, Where is the best place to live in Ireland??
lindsey-canada
post Mar 7 2008, 12:32 PM
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Hello! My name is Lindsey I am smack dab in the center of Canada!

In October my boyfriend and I will be "moving" to Ireland for approx. 1 year, we are wondering WHERE is the best place to look for an apartment/flat/room..... Also does anyone know if it is hard to get a job there if you are not from the EU?? We are looking to have Ireland as our home base so we can work and travel around Europe.. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!

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post Mar 10 2008, 10:48 AM
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Hmm. That is interesting. Do you have a city in mind?


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post Mar 10 2008, 11:24 AM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Mar 10 2008, 11:48 AM) *

Hmm. That is interesting. Do you have a city in mind?



Yes, well maybe? Haha we were looking at Galway or Killarney but I was reading a nother couples blog who did what Sean and I are planning and I wrote them they said the best place to stay is in Dublin, the South side... Originally I thought we shouldn’t stay in Dublin because it will be too expensive. But now they suggested we stay in Dublin, they said Galway is too small and we would get bored there and Dublin has great cheap flights for traveling so now I am really considering Dublin, maybe it wont be as expensive as I thought?! Or maybe it will be breakeven because I will be saving on traveling to and from Dublin when I wanted to travel through Europe…
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post Mar 10 2008, 12:10 PM
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Yeah for me personally, I'd rather go to the biggest city I could. I don't have much advice in this area personally, I hope you get some help soon.

Any leads on jobs yet?


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post Aug 4 2009, 04:50 PM
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Hi Lindsey,

My Starter Kit to the Republic of Ireland includes a section on what you need to do to work here.

There's a link on there to the place you need to contact - I'm sure it's similar for non-EU.

As Anchoress said, daft.ie is the letting website everyone advertises on. There are temporary lets available too, if you want a few weeks to look around yourself.

Dublin is expensive. It's getting slightly cheaper due to the recession (do you have a job lined up yet? It is tough here at the moment) Rents have got cheaper on that basis too, but it is still much more expensive here than in the UK.

Cheap flights? Well, it's the Ryanair capital of Europe, but you still need to grab the deals when they come up. I have found it cheaper sometimes to fly via London when going to Europe.

I can't talk for Galway personally, but my flatmate went to college there and loves it. She goes back quite often, and it's not like she left college recently! Dublin is a cool city to live in.


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post Aug 5 2009, 12:43 AM
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I live outside of Dublin in Lucan which was only about 30 minutes by bus and was a great little village. I worked in Dublin and the travel was OK. On the weekends, we had the best of both worlds, a great little village with walking trails etc around us and was easy to get into the city.


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post Aug 5 2009, 02:15 PM
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QUOTE(raniroo @ Aug 5 2009, 06:43 AM) *

I live outside of Dublin in Lucan which was only about 30 minutes by bus and was a great little village. I worked in Dublin and the travel was OK. On the weekends, we had the best of both worlds, a great little village with walking trails etc around us and was easy to get into the city.


2 of my friends live in Lucan! Small world Rani!

QUOTE(freetrip @ Aug 5 2009, 10:06 AM) *

May I suggest the sunny south east? Maybe Wexford town ? Lovely coast line, great people, near Wales, not too far from Waterford, Kilkenny or Dublin cities (though more than 30/40 minutes!). Choice of schools, hospital. Friendly to the English? We are so over that whole feud thing. No hard feelings.
Or Somewhere like Dunmore East or Dungarvan further west of Waterford city? But I did hear that they eat the English down there?
Good luck!


Not that I think any Irish people would eat the English, I think the person asking about this is Canadian anyway. Can I ask what you just had for dinner? Just to clarify...?


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