Relocating to Ireland
Canadian multiculturalism and regional differences, reinforced by the large distances between regions, are very different from Ireland's reality. The Irish are proud of their more harmonious uniqueness its closeness allows. They are proud of their differences from the other UK and EU cultures.
The rich history and beautiful countryside offer residents of Ireland a great opportunity. Experience this established culture, enjoy its life style and make great new friends.
Tips When Moving To Ireland
• The most frequent advice is bring WARM clothing, sweaters, blankets and all your rain gear, to help with rainy cool weather. Irish sweaters tend to be more expensive than the cost of shipping them from Canada. Extra layers will make you glad when Ireland is chilly or damp.
• Electronic devices are expensive compared to Canadian prices. Your 110 volt devices will work on the Irish 220 volt service, if you use a converter large enough for the wattage of the device. Bring extra large converters.
• Traffic has the reputation of being difficult. If you bring your bike you'll an option that avoids some of that difficulty.
• Ireland is an island with about 6.5 million people, so has a bigger shipping and handling impact on prices than a Canadian might expect.
• Participating with groups is key to making friends, especially for the first year. The Catholic Church, sports groups and school parent teacher associations are Irish examples.