Katelyn, Galway

Who are you? My name is Katelyn, and I’m a recent college graduate from New England. I come from a big family. I love pizza, cheap wine, and the beach. Starting at the end of August, I will be living as an expat in Ireland for a year while I get a Masters degree and … Read more

Why Moving To Ireland Will (Probably) Make You Happier

Mention Ireland, and the associations that come to mind will almost certainly be positive – Irish music, both modern and traditional, Irish whiskey, Guinness, the Gaelic language, the Irish accent, Irish literature, and plenty more. Even the more unpleasant associations tend to be filtered through the lens of cinema or nostalgia. Fortunately, it turns out … Read more

Aurora Procopio, Ireland

Who are you? Hello everyone! My name is Aurora, and I am originally from Rome. I like to think about my life as an adventure and if it gets boring, I do everything to mess it up! I enjoy wise and long chats in front of a good glass of red wine, I am a … Read more

Cory Hanson, Ireland

Who are you? I am an American teacher-turned-writer living in Dublin. Since moving to Ireland, I have been attempting to maximize this European adventure by traveling as often as possible, meeting new people, and writing about my experiences for other future tourists and expats. In December 2014, I self-published my first book, The Frugal Guide: … Read more

Val Robus, Ireland

Who are you? I’m Val Robus, I’m a housewife and mum, living in County Sligo, Ireland. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved from the UK in 1991. My parents are Irish but had moved to the UK in the 1950s and I was born in the UK. I married my Andy, … Read more

How Do You Find A Job In Ireland As An Expat?

Ireland may be a small country, but it has a grand cultural heritage of art, music and folklore. It is home to some of the most beautiful castles in the world, and its natural landscapes look like they’re straight out of a picture book. The people of this tiny island are large-hearted and are widely … Read more

Ireland – Top Five Expat Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Ireland and some of the bloggers who write about living there. Magnumladyhttp://magnumlady.com/ Magnumlady writes about her experiences living in Ireland, with fantastic photos illustrating … Read more

A Guide to Funding College Education In Ireland

Ireland is a great destination to further your studies due to the sheer variety of courses on offer. Ireland is reputed for its educational excellence and also happens to have one of the youngest populations in all of Europe. English is the main language of the country and international students will find it easy to … Read more

Rachel Farndon, Dublin

Who are you? I am Rachel Farndon. I’m in my twenties and I am a career expat. Where, when and why did you move abroad? My first big move was as a 9 year old when my family moved from New Zealand to Brunei. I have since travelled all over the world. In 2012 I … Read more

Markus Wahl, Cork

Who are you? My name is Markus, I am a 39 years old professional, originated and grown up in Austria, living and working there till 2009, the last years in our House in lower Austria near the capital Vienna. I´m married since 16 years and we have 2 kids, but in the meantime since 7 … Read more