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 blogs that might be useful for expats there.
Romance novelist by day, mischievous American expat in Ireland by night, Becky is a globetrotting sweetheart with a recently acquired penchant for Irish rugby.She’s becoming infamous for hopping out of Dublin and across countries in search of afternoon tea with friends, becoming increasingly knowledgeable about whiskey, craic and telling life how it is.
50 Shades of Life
With an entire subsection of expat tales on her blog, Evin expounds upon life lessons in the Emerald Isle with musings on queues at the ATM, betting on anything and everything, bread bag ties and how much hugs can cost as an expat…
Bea in Ireland
Raised in California (with a short stint in Chile), nearly 10 years in Italy and now going on a year and a half in Dublin, Ireland, Beatriz isn’t joking when she calls herself a serial expat. Blogging her passions – travel, food, drink, people, and culture – she is sharing her journey in the land of four-leaf clovers with a special emphasis on expat experiences.
Promising readers a whole lot of wanderings and what not, Sara Sees is a collection of tales from a Louisiana native living in Dublin. With a monthly roundup of happenings, fantastic recommendations for budget-conscious travellers and an infectious smile, the positive vibes of Sara’s expat life are irresistable.
Full of expat musings on friendship, parenthood and the occasional weird comments she gets as a French import, Nearly Irish? is refreshing breath of air. Amongst other peculiarities, Anne has found herself picking new habits after 13 years in the land of leprechauns that will prove fascinating for people moving to Ireland.
Five Suitcases is the travel writing collection of Cory, an Iowan living in Ireland. A professional writer, he shares his adventures around the world (and the occasional cat spotting in Europe) with a side of his best tips for exploring Dublin.
Looking For Blue Sky
Solo Mum of 3 beautiful kids, this Brit in Ireland has lived in the Emerald Isle for over 20years. Her blog Looking For Blue Sky is a moving account of her challenges and celebrations as a full time carer. Full of honesty, passion and incredible practical tips, her personality shines through each word.
Spending much of her time avoiding housework and chasing after a small dog, Phoebe is a Mom of four kids with a passion for writing. Herding Cats is her diary of adventures around the beautiful fields of Ireland, kids in tow.
Karen O Huber
Writing lyrically on culture, expat life, motherhood, travel and home, the stories shared by Karen of her family crew and a dog called Cocoa are must reads. Her post on ‘How to live and how not to live in Ireland’ is especially handy, full of real life advice great for those looking to move to Ireland.
Leaving behind a high-flying broadcasting career for the smile of an Irish farmer and a pair of wellies, Imen is discovering new passions for an idyllic ancient farm, the lure of delicious homemade delicacies and the moos of contented cows. With a whole section of posts on settling into Irish life and each post plumped with mouthwatering photography, Farmette is a tough blog to set aside.
We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Ireland, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!